Pathways to Health + Home engages all points of our community
Our vision is a city where all individuals have a home and access to adequate care.
Pathways to Health + Home — the City of Sacramento’s Whole Person Care program — is the cornerstone of the City’s commitment to housing 2,000 homeless individuals by 2020.
Our mission is to improve the health, quality of life, and housing stability for individuals experiencing or at-risk of experiencing homelessness through an integrated system of care. For program updates and news, sign up for the Pathways to Health + Home newsletter.
The Pathways to Health + Home program, the City of Sacramento’s Whole Person Care pilot, will end on December 31, 2021. The program, which launched in July 2017, is a partnership led by the City of Sacramento that brings together health plans, hospitals, clinics, housing and homeless service providers, first responders, law enforcement, and community-based organizations. Pathways to Health + Home serves Sacramento’s most vulnerable individuals who are enrolled in or eligible for Medi-Cal, which is the State’s Medicaid health coverage program for low-income and vulnerable populations, and links them to care and services addressing their heath and housing needs. To date, the program has served 2,331 people.
The majority of Pathways enrollees will be transitioned into similar programs run by their Medi-Cal health plan called Enhanced Care Management (ECM) and Community Supports (CS) which will launch on January 1, 2022. Pathways enrollees have been notified of next steps by their providers and will receive an explanation of their new health and housing services from their health plans. For current enrollees who are not eligible for ECM or CS, alternative providers, programs, and referrals will be identified and made as appropriate.
Connecting individuals to a "whole person" system of care and service providers. Untreated health, mental health, and substance abuse issues make it extremely difficult for homeless individuals to access and maintain housing.
Putting individuals on a path toward permanent housing; the lack of housing and stabilizing social supports is a root cause of poor health and mental health.
Pathways to Health + Home is the City of Sacramento’s Whole Person Care program and the cornerstone of the City’s commitment to housing 2,000 homeless individuals by 2020.