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Providing Access to Healing (PATH)

United Way's PATH (Providing Access to Healing) for Students is a school-based program designed to improve access to mental health services for children and youth who are unable to obtain care elsewhere in the community.

Participating Appleton Schools

  • Dunlap Elementary School
  • Horizon Elementary School
  • Einstein Middle School
  • Wilson Middle School
  • Kaleidoscope Academy
  • Madison Middle School
  • East High School
  • North High School
  • West High School

The PATH program within the AASD targets students with barriers in attaining mental health care, because of cost or access. A certified therapist visits each of the above schools for predetermined days and times each week. Parent permission is required for students who are under eighteen. 


  • Data has shown that students selected for participation in this program during the 2011-2012 school year have improved school performance as demonstrated by improved grades, decreased number of failed classes and decreased absenteeism resulting from mental health issues
  • Because the certified therapist is located at the school, parents do not have to provide transportation or miss work and the student is able to lessen the amount of class missed

For more information on specific school schedules or to learn more about the program, please contact your student’s school counselor.