To volunteer contact Rodd Wayne at 903.597.4044 x117 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The purpose of The Emergency Assistance Program is to assist the indigent population of Smith County with a variety of services that will give them the hope, encouragement and support they need to reestablish their independence.
Currently PATH is providing close to 2,600 emergency services each month. The weakened economy has forced almost 900 new families to seek help from PATH.
PATH is concerned about and interested in the needs of others and strives to empower and encourage those hit hard by poverty to become self-sufficient.
The following services are some of the ways PATH is available to help:
- Fresh fruits and Vegetables – Every Wednesday morning at the East Texas Fair Grounds’ West Pavilion
- Utility Assistance
- Rental Assistance
- Mortgage Assistance
- Emergency Dental Referrals
- Emergency Prescription Assistance
- Fans during hot weather months
- Blankets during cold weather months
- Diapers and wipes
- Personal hygiene items
Residents of Smith County are welcome to come to PATH Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 and 4:30. Please bring a picture ID and something that verifies your residence in Smith County (like a bill that comes in the mail). Utility, rent, and mortgage assistance require an appointment, please call 903.597.4044 on Monday mornings.
To determine eligibility for services clients can come into the PATH office and speak with a caseworker.
For more information about PATH’s Emergency Services, contact the PATH office at (903) 597-4044.
Emergency Services is PATH’s Rescue component. It continues to be our largest program, and it will always be a part of PATH. A crisis is one in which families are not able to meet life’s most basic needs; including food, shelter, utilities, medicine, eyeglasses, and dental emergencies.
Emergency Services directs crisis support programs for the community. These programs are volunteer driven, anyone interested in helping out can choose from the following opportunities: