For 27 years, LifePath Systems (LPS) has provided invaluable services to people with behavioral health issues and intellectual developmental delays in Collin County. With an appointed board and federal funding, the agency's dedicated staff has built and nurtured a solid foundation, working tirelessly to care for its patients and their families. However, funding has not kept up with the rising demand of this growing patient population.

And a challenge has been met. Hope, inspiration and creative collaboration have come together to form the new LifePath Systems Foundation (LPSF), with Susan Yost as the Chair. Their goal is to raise money and bridge the gap between the current federal funds and what LPS needs to provide quality care. Established in November 2012, LPSF has already achieved great progress.

LifePath Systems Foundation is dedicated to raising funds and building a stronger community by ensuring access for all people who need services for intellectual and developmental delays, behavioral health and substance abuse issues.

With an estimated 9,000 families to currently serve in the midst of financial, societal and political challenges, minds and hearts are ripe for advocacy. LPSF is dedicated to increasing awareness and education for not only our constituents whose lives are daily impacted by these physical, mental and behavioral health mountains, but also for those who don't yet know about LPS. They are ready to spark those advocates into action so that one day all people who need services will receive quality care and no longer be placed on long waiting lists – so that people who are in desperate need of care don't fall through the cracks and land in full-on crisis where lives and hope are lost.

LPS Foundation is on a mission and they’re going to need help to make it happen. For more information, visit them on the web at lifepathsystems.org.