Scattergood Foundation

Advancing Innovative Strategies for Change in Behavioral Health

Pathways to Housing PA, Inc.

As originators of the Housing First model, Pathways to Housing seeks to transform individual lives by ending homelessness and supporting recovery for those with psychiatric disabilities. We believe housing is a basic human right, and aspire to change the practice of homeless services by:


  • Providing immediate access to permanent independent apartments, without preconditions.
  • Setting the standard for services driven by consumer choice that support recovery and community integration.
  • Conducting research to find innovative solutions and best practices for those who suffer from mental illness and homelessness.
Christine Simiriglia, M.S.
215.390.1500 x1010
215.390.1500 x1010


Date Project Title
05/2010 to 05/2012 Housing First Model


Pushing the Limits


The only way that we, as individuals, grow and learn and succeed is to reach beyond what we know as our limits.  We do this every day as we try to fit more and more into the confines of a 24 hour day.  We do it when we are trying to lose weight or to get into shape.  We do it when we give of our time to help others.  We do it when balancing home life and work life… trying to excel at...

Pathways to Housing PA

Pathways to Housing, Inc. was founded by Dr. Sam Tsemberis in 1992, and is the originator of the Housing First model of addressing homelessness among people with behavioral health disabilities.

The Housing First model is simple: provide housing first, and then combine that housing with supportive treatment services in the areas of mental and physical health,...