PATH is a robust, results-oriented work participation program designed to identify barriers and help clients connect to the resources they will need to obtain employment. The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) staff determines the readiness of Family Independence Program (FIP) applicants to be referred to the SEMCA contractors, that serve Wayne County (excluding Detroit) and Monroe County for Partnership. Accountability. Training. Hope (PATH).
The primary goal of the program is to assist clients with achieving self-sufficiency. The PATH curriculum prepares clients for both the pursuit of employment and the skills necessary to gain a career. Life-skills instruction, resume writing, training, education, and other work-readiness activities are utilized to promote employability skills. Supportive services are provided as appropriate to help remove any barriers to employment.
The program features a 10-day assessment period during which barriers to employment are identified and career coaches work individually with clients to connect them with resources to address these barriers.
SEMCA has implemented non-traditional options of participation to offer a more robust way to service our clients. Our coaching model allows clients to be in the “driver’s seat” to work towards their goals, while the career coaches assist with the navigation of accomplishing those goals. Our integration of technology with participation assists with removing the digital divide and equips our clients with the tools to comfortably navigate a technological driven workforce.
If you are interested in participating in this program, contact your local Department of Health and Human Services office (DHHS), where they will determine eligibility and provide a referral.
Many families seeking cash assistance through the Michigan Family Independence Program (FIP) face significant barriers in securing and retaining employment. From child care to transportation and literacy, career coaches cite a long list of barriers that can keep families from achieving self-sufficiency.
Applicants for cash assistance will take part in a robust, results-oriented work participation program – PATH. The program features a 21-day assessment period during which barriers to employment are identified and coaches work individually with clients to connect them with resources to address these barriers. An emphasis on training, employment and education is at the heart of the program. The PATH program is administered by SEMCA in Wayne County (excluding Detroit) and Monroe County.