Behavioral Health Residential Support Services Named a Mutual of America 2015 Community Partnership Award Winner

Santa Barbara-based Program Helps Formerly Homeless Individuals Get Back on Their Feet.

Nov 19, 2015, 13:52 ET from Mutual of America

NEW YORK, Nov. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Mutual of America announced today that PathPoint's Behavioral Health Residential Support Services was named a Merit Finalist award recipient in the 2015 Community Partnership Award competition.

Since 1964, PathPoint has provided training and support services that empower people with disabilities and/or other disadvantages to live and work as valued members of their communities. In 2006, the Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara (HACSB) invited PathPoint to collaborate in a unique plan to address chronic homelessness by pairing the creation of stable, affordable housing (managed by HACSB) with on-site support services provided by PathPoint.

PathPoint's Behavioral Health Residential Support Services program began with the El Carrillo project, which houses 61 formerly homeless residents. Today, this and two other developments feature on-site supportive services, such as activities to help increase daily living skills and intensive support for substance abuse issues.

"The Behavioral Health Residential Support Services program has provided more than 200 formerly homeless individuals a pathway to recovery, wellness and hope," said Cynthia Burton, President and Chief Executive Officer of PathPoint. "By giving our most vulnerable citizens access to crucial social support services and a place to call home, the program is helping them to make healthy choices, realize new strengths and reach personal goals."

About the Mutual of America Community Partnership Award

The Mutual of America Community Partnership Award annually honors the outstanding contributions that 10 nonprofit organizations, in partnership with public, private and other social sector organizations, make to society. Celebrating its 20th Anniversary, the Community Partnership Award has recognized 200 partnerships from cities and towns across America since 1996. To learn more, visit To watch videos of all 20 national award-winning programs, visit the official YouTube channel for the Mutual of America Foundation Community Partnership Award.

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