“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”
Who We Are
On average, PATH provides services for over 800 clients staying at the shelter an estimated 20,000 nights per year, and serves over 30,000 meals through our Daily Bread Program.
The Emergency Shelter was opened in 1984 by the San Juan Council of Community Agencies of Farmington, New Mexico and in 1992 the organization became People Assisting the Homeless, Inc. or PATH. Throughout the years the shelter has undergone many changes and is now assisting the homeless person with a comprehensive program which works to address the needs of the homeless in our community.
It is our vision to “provide opportunities for homeless individuals and families to transform their lives by learning to believe in themselves and realize their potential.”
Through activities which support the mission and vision we hope to reduce homelessness in our community which can improve the lives of future generations.
Amanda is very thankful to be a part of the PATH team. She joined the agency in August of 2020 as the new Executive Director. She has been a resident of San Juan County since birth, other than a few years from the ages of 5 - 8 years old when her family moved to a small town in Wyoming. She cares about our community and has been in service in many different realms during her lifetime. She has had struggles in life, like many of us, and prefers to see them as times of growth and learning. Amanda has a desire to learn more about how to overcome hardships, obstacles, and barriers in life so she can help others. She pursued an education in the field of Human Services and Social Work to enhance her knowledge and ability to be better and to do better. Amanda believes that we are all a work in progress and life brings us new opportunities for growth often. Even though we are all on different paths, we know when we are on the right path and when we are not…Her hope is to stay the course and finish the race set before her and help others to do the same. She hopes we all continue to grow and learn so we can help ourselves and others along the way.
Ursula has been employed here since October 2008. She loves her job and has a passion for helping others. She has a degree in Criminal Justice. She is also a proud mother to her 8 year son, Santiago. When she is not at work, Ursula loves to spend time with her son, traveling, cooking, and attends Piñon Hills Community Church.
We are currently seeking new applicants to serve on our board! If you are interested in serving on our board, please DOWNLOAD APPLICATION and return it to PATH.