PATH, INC.

PROVIDING ACCESS TO HELP
www.pathcrisis.org

201 East Grove Street PATH SENIOR SERVICES
Bloomington, IL 61701 741 W. Washington, Suite 1
TEL: (309) 828-1022 Pontiac, IL 61764
CRISIS LINE: 309-827-4005 TEL: (815) 842-3484
FAX: (309) 827-7485 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
Toll Free: (800) 570-7284
24-HOUR SERVICE
swilliams@pathcrisis.org
 SERVICES

24-HOUR TELEPHONE SERVICE
Crisis response, information, and referral services for residents of McLean, DeWitt, and Livingston Counties.

2-1-1 INFORMATION SERVICES
PATH is now providing 2-1-1 services for McLean, DeWitt, and Livingston Counties. 2-1-1 is an easy to remember telephone number staffed by trained call specialists that provide callers with information about, and referrals to, human services for every day needs and in times of crisis. For example, 2-1-1 can offer access to basic human needs resources (food, clothing, shelter), physical and mental health resources (crisis intervention, counseling, addiction services, support groups), and much more.

ANSWERING SERVICES
Provided for a number of local agencies, including after hours for the Institute for Human Resources and DeWitt County Mental Health Center.

PATH’S DIRECTORY OF HUMAN SERVICES
Comprehensive listing of McLean County resources. Available for purchase through the business office.

PATH SEMINARS
Professional Training on community resources held periodically throughout the year. Call the business office for dates, times, and fees.

VOLUNTEER TRAINING
Training classes provided for crisis line and 2-1-1 operators. Individuals interested in volunteering may call for an information / application packet.

SENIOR SERVICE PROGRAMS

ELDER ABUSE SERVICES
PATH’s Senior Services is mandated by State law to investigate all reports of elder abuse or neglect. Anyone can report a case of elder abuse in complete confidentiality. Elder abuse can mean financial exploitation, passive neglect, willful deprivation, confinement, and emotional, sexual or physical abuse. Elder Abuse Services are provided for McLean and Livingston Counties.

OUTREACH SERVICES
PATH’s Senior Services Caseworker provides outreach and in-home assistance to residents of McLean County. The Caseworker will make an assessment of the senior’s needs and help them obtain services. This outreach effort can help ensure that seniors become aware of the many government programs they are potentially eligible for and provide assistance in applying for those benefits, i.e, Circuit Breaker, Public Aid, Food Stamps, etc.

IN-HOME COUNSELING FOR THE ELDERLY
This program provides confidential counseling to McLean County and Livingston County residents sixty years of age and older in their homes. The purpose of the program is to help maintain the independence of older adults. The program helps seniors and their families deal with problems related to aging and develop and/or strengthen coping methods to handle those problems. Primarily, the in-home counselor utilizes a time-limited and goal-oriented approach. Families whose concerns focus on an aging family member may also receive services.

CAREGIVER ADVISORY SERVICES
PATH’S Caregiver Advisor is available to assist family caregivers of persons 60 years and older and grandparents 60 years and older raising grandchildren with information and assistance, consultation and expert advice, connection to respite services, counseling and emotional support, educational and training programs. Services are provided for McLean, Livingston, and DeWitt Counties.

HOMELESS OUTREACH SERVICES
Outreach
Provides assessment and linkage for people, who are homeless, as well as administering funds for direct services through case managers at the local shelters.
Housing & Benefits Specialist
Helps clients obtain housing and mainstream resources such as Food Stamps, SSI, etc., and provides follow-up until the client gains permanent housing.
Central Illinois Continuum of Care (CICOC)
PATH is the lead entity for the CICOC, which serves 13 counties in Central Illinois. Annette Peterson is the CICOC Chair.

MONEY MANAGEMENT
PATH, in conjunction with AARP, provides screened and trained volunteers to help people over age 60 with their monthly finance activity. Volunteers will help with writing checks for bills, monitoring accounts, etc.

AREA SERVED

All of PATH’s programs serve McLean County. Elder Abuse Services and In-Home Counseling extends to Livingston County. Caregiver Advisory Services covers Livingston and DeWitt Counties. Money Management Services are available in McLean, Livingston, Dewitt, Champaign, Cumberland, Coles, Piatt, Clark, Edgar, Moultrie, Douglas, and Shelby Counties.

REFERRAL PROCESS

Self or anyone else.

FUNDING

United Way, McLean County Health Department, East Central Illinois Area Agency on Aging, U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Continuum of Care.

FEE SCHEDULE
None.

ELIGIBILITY

There are no eligibility criteria for PATH telephone services. Eligibility for the Senior Service Programs is age 60 and over and a resident of the county that program serves (see AREA SERVED).

STAFF / TITLE

Karen Zangerle Executive Director

Susan Williams, CRS Resource Specialist

Shelly Hunt Senior Services Specialist