NewsGreat Falls News


Alluvion Health works to help the homeless through PATH Program

Posted at 10:03 AM, Mar 25, 2024
and last updated 2024-03-25 20:38:19-04

GREAT FALLS — On Monday, March 25, 2024, Alluvion Health announced the rejuvenation of its Project in Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH) program with a new team of professionals.

Alluvion said in a news release that the PATH program reaffirms Alluvion Health's commitment to supporting individuals experiencing homelessness, particularly those suffering from mental illnesses or co-occurring substance use disorders.

The PATH program offers services including outreach, engagement, case management, and service coordination. The program is designed to identify eligible individuals, assess their needs thoroughly, and connect them to a network of resources. This holistic approach ensures the delivery of essential services and support required by those experiencing homelessness.

Alluvion says that at the heart of the PATH Program is the commitment to uphold the dignity, privacy, and confidentiality of all patients and their families. By embracing a person-centered approach, the program aims to foster a supportive environment that encourages recovery and transition towards stability.

For more information, call Alluvion at 406-454-6973, or send an email to

Here is a transcript of the video from reporter Paul Sanchez:

Here in Great Falls we unfortunately have homeless people living on the streets or in shelters. Alluvion Health is rejuvenating their PATH Program to help those individuals in need.

Kevin Purinton the new PATH Program Manager says Path is unique in that it offers long term connections with our clients. It's not just a one and done kind of interaction. We have long term friendships with our clients and it's it's really an amazing experience to watch these individuals grow from from where they are and where they want to be and how we help them get there. So that's that's really why I took this position and why I'm so excited to work with my team to help deliver that care to those who need it most.

This program is off and running and the staff is dedicated and ready to help our community.

Kevin continues, I think that's one of the most important issues with tackling the homeless issue in Great Falls is getting that word out. Oftentimes they don't have access to Internet computers, things like that. So just making sure that we spread the word and make sure that our services are offered to as many people as possible is the most important part of path.

The PATH program was able to purchase a bed for Chico to help him with transitioning from living on the streets.

William Henderson you may not know, but Chico says I got a hold of the PATH program and Opportunities Inc. and everybody just started working together and I didn't let up. If there was appointment I had to be at, I was there. So thanks to those guys, some diligence that now I'm in an apartment, I got a new bed today and things are looking up now. I mean really looking up. But it wasn't the PATH Program. I wouldn't, I would not know where I'd be at right now.

There are many reasons one becomes homeless, a lost job, alcohol or drug addiction and abusive relationship. The PATH program is here to assist you with getting back on your feet and a roof over your head.

For more information, Click Here.