The PATH Program – Veterans Integrated Service Networks (VISN) 1 Expansion
Location: New England
The rural countryside often features fewer social opportunities and support services for veterans. Northeast Passage developed the Promoting Access, Transition, and Health Program (PATH) to serve rural veterans living with disabilities and invisible wounds. PATH’s local Certified Therapeutic Recreational Therapists travel to and engage veterans in their homes, and improve their health by involving them in recreation and community activities. BWF previously funded PATH to increase their capacity within New Hampshire. The program’s success has prompted such interest from the VA, that Northeast Passage is now a Veterans Choice provider. This BWF grant will train and supervise recreational therapists to provide reimbursable PATH care to 117 veterans across VISN 1.