“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.
Born in Farmington, NM in 1961 I have seen the community change drastically over the decades yet maintain the caring atmosphere it has always been. I mention this because I believe that a solid foundation is how all things good and everlasting begin; structures and humans alike, unlike other biographies mine is one of community. I am driven by a sense of satisfaction which comes from within as I see those around me strive to become all that they can be, whether friend, family or community. Having been through some difficult times in my own life I have come to realize my foundation and values are what gives me the strength to work through the obstacles and represent that for others. One of my greatest satisfactions is being told “Thank you for being there,” “Thank you for doing the work you do.”
Ursula Begay is the Administrative Assistant at PATH (People Assisting the Homeless), she 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.
Misty Hensley-Munoz, PRESIDENT
JASON CALCOTE, VICE PRESIDENT
WILLIAM CLARK, SECRETARY
Pastor Larry Moore, TREASURER
Sherry ‘laine’ Jackson