Virgin Islands HA Introduces Services to Housing Community with Bright Paths Programs

Date Published: 
July 26th, 2023

From the St. Thomas Source:

While the territory’s housing communities are being rebuilt after the 2017 storms, the V.I. Housing Authority is adding a slate of services through the Bright Paths program to help families achieve healthy and productive lives.

Bright Paths was created in 2020 and put into effect in June 2022, Emmanuella Perez-Cassius, assistant director of the Resident Wellness and Empowerment Department, told the Source.

“We’re meeting humans on a human level,” Perez-Cassius said.

As residents move into renovated housing units, their needs will be assessed to determine how to best help the family and its members move forward toward their goals as healthy, happy individuals.

The goals of Bright Paths include income and health equality, educational and vocational wellness, physical and emotional wellness, housing stability, economic mobility, social and spiritual wellness, and self-sufficiency. Residents will have input into designing the programs.

Read the St. Thomas Source's article "VIHA Introduces Services to Housing Community with Bright Paths Programs."

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