“… share your bread with the hungry and bring the homeless poor into your house; when you see the naked, to cover him, and not to hide yourself from your own flesh?”
Located in the Hunter Park region of the City of Riverside, Path of Life Ministries provides Emergency Shelter for adult individuals for 30-60 days. The Community Shelter hosts up to 85 guests and operates 24-hours, 365 days per year. We offer case management to help our guests to return to permanent housing or to seek other temporary housing and recovery options.
Path of Life operates three Housing programs that span Riverside County. Using funds awarded by the Riverside County Continuum of Care (CoC), we operate a Permanent Supportive Housing program and Rapid Rehousing program, which in total houses over 100 households. We have also partnered with Riverside City College District to operate a Rapid Rehousing program for their students.
"My people will abide in a peaceful habitation, in secure dwellings, and in quiet resting places."
"And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus."
In partnership with Riverside County, Path of Life operates a Family Shelter located in the City of Riverside. The program allows whole families to be sheltered together for 30-60 days. The shelter is open 24-hours per day, 365 days per year. We provide case management and referrals to employment and behavioral health programs. Our goal is to assist families in returning to permanent housing as soon as possible.
"For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me…”
Path of Life provides direct outreach services to individuals and families living on the streets of Riverside County. Our goal is to establish trust and provide the appropriate referrals and connections to programs that help people address their barriers to housing. Our approach to meet people where they are at with community based services they need most allows for a safe and compassionate exit from their homeless situation.
"And we impart this in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths to those who are spiritual."
In partnership with Riverside Community Health Foundation, Path of Life operates a mobile behavioral health program providing counseling, therapy, and an array of life skills support aiding in the overcoming of barriers that would otherwise hinder a successful journey out of homelessness and the cycles of poverty. We partner with Universities and Behavioral Health Interns to provide services to our program participants.
"If anyone is poor among your fellow Israelites in any of the towns of the land the Lord your God is giving you, do not be hardhearted or tightfisted toward them. Rather, be openhanded and freely lend them whatever they need."
This City of Riverside based Outreach and Congregational Social Work program was designed to assist vulnerable individuals, groups, and families using a collaboration of neighborhood faith-based groups, community organizations, and government entities. Using Social Work Interns from our local Universities, we assist in local events, training programs, and community resource education designed to encourage exiting homelessness.
"Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established."
The Employment Pipeline provides skills assessment, job readiness training, direct referrals, job placement assistance, and self-employment support to homeless individuals participating in Path of Life programs. With our ongoing employment support, participants are provided the tools to successfully transition into employment and toward sustainable income development.
“Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will reward them for what they have done.”
2-1-1 is a toll free, confidential service providing Riverside County residents access and referrals to community and health information 24/7 and in many languages. Are you or someone you know in need of food and shelter information, suicide prevention hotline, health care and mental health services, job training and unemployment services, education and the arts, rent and mortgage assistance, financial assistance, children’s services including day care, senior services including social security, help with healthcare options, and/or ways to volunteer? Access this information and a variety of other services by calling 2-1-1. If you are experiencing homelessness outside of Riverside County, click here to view a list of shelters in your area.