Story: People Acting to Help (PATH)

The Sponsor

Incorporated in 1973, PATH was started by a group of dedicated community members, many of whom had family members in need of services, which were scarce to non-existent at the time. Starting with a staff of 14 in rented office space providing only information and referral services, PATH has significantly expanded its programs as they currently serve over 3,000 individuals annually—85 percent of whom identify as racial/ethnic minorities-- in various Behavioral Health Programs, which include both Mental Health and Substance Use Treatment, as well as PATH’s Intellectual Disabilities programs. With over 500 staff members, PATH provides a wide array of quality services to meet individuals’ needs.

The Project

Broadstreet’s PROPEL Fund is investing nearly $2 million in equity to renovate and expand PATH’s former headquarters to expand and improve their intellectual disability and behavioral health services to low-income Philadelphians. PDIC Community Capital, a nonprofit Philadelphia community investor, is providing $6.5 million in NMTC allocation to support the $9 million budget to renovate and slightly expand the existing building.

The Broadstreet PROPEL Fund is capitalized by Edwards Lifesciences and invests in NMTC transactions with a clear focus on health and racial equity.

Impact Statistics

  • $2 M Broadstreet NMTC Equity Investment
  • 24 Projected Permanent Jobs Created
  • 3,120 Projected Unique Patients Served Annually

The Impact

The project will help PATH bring all its intellectual disability services under one roof, moving them from multiple sites on the outskirts of the city, with easier access for residents and more space to serve people. It also allows PATH to expand its behavioral services program, which provides mental health, substance abuse and conflict resolution support to at-risk students in Philadelphia public schools. By anchoring services within the community, the renewed facility will reach more people with a broader array of support, thereby deepening its impact on families and supporting better health within the community.