Sunpath LLC is a nationally accredited and CABHA certified behavioral health agency that provides mental health and substance
use services to individuals and families in Western North Carolina. We provide an efficient
and effective array of services that are psycho-educational and
supportive in nature. These services are intended to meet the Mental
Health, Developmental Disability, and Substance Use needs of clients
with significant functional deficits or who because of negative
environmental, medical or biological factors, are at risk of developing
or increasing the magnitude of such functional deficiencies.
Examples of those among the latter group are:
that are at risk of significant Developmental Delays
Emotional Disturbance (SED)
All of the above could result in an inability to actively participate
in the community without services, support, and guidance. Sunpath
LLC provides outpatient services working directly with consumers,
parents or other caregivers (individually or groups) in a naturally
Sunpath LLC believes that every human being deserves to be treated
with respect and dignity. It is under this ideology that we encourage and support our consumers on the importance of being positive and
productive citizens. Sunpath LLC strives to pave the
way and serve as a beacon for individuals on the pathway to brighter
Sunpath LLC enhances our community by providing premier human services
focusing on quality assurance
and professionalism. We deliver an effective and efficient array
of services, which
enable our clients
and their families to develop key skill sets, achieve their potential
and become positive contributors to society.
Diversity / Cultural Competency
Sunpath, LLC values the diversity of many individuals who strive for quality health care for children, youth, and adults with mental health, substance use, and intellectual developmental needs. It is only through the collective wisdom, experience, and diversity of our family, friends and partners that Sunpath is able to speak with "One Heart, Many Voices" for children, youth, and adults with mental health, substance use, and intellectual developmental needs. The following proclamation outlines the commitment of Sunpath, LLC, as an organization, to provide services to all families, children, youth, and adults.
Sunpath, LLC mission as an agency and network of families and friends is to advocate for health care services for all children, youth, and adults with mental health, substance use, and intellectual developmental needs that are family-centered, community-based, comprehensive, coordinated and culturally competent;
Sunpath, LLC promotes the inclusion of all individuals, families and/or youth as decision makers at all levels of health care to assure the provision of quality care and the enhancement of care outcomes that are beneficial to the child, youth and his/her family;
Sunpath, LLC supports the exploration, development and maintenance of essential and supportive partnerships between adults, children, youth, families and professionals;
Sunpath, LLC affirms the principles that family-centered health care benefits and services for children, youth, and adults be flexible, guided by need, be affordable, and within geographic reach;
Sunpath, LLC is informed by an appreciation of cultural and ethnic diversity as essential to the quality of outcomes, products, services for which it as an organization is responsible;
Therefore, Sunpath, LLC commits to making every effort to understand, value, include and incorporate considerations related to diversity and cultural competence into its work and operational structure in order to assure that:
1. Issues of diversity are explicitly and implicitly at the forefront of policy, practice and research considerations;
2. Its commitment to and recognition of diversity and cultural and linguistic competency is seen as intentional and infused into all aspects of the organization by those in the network;
3. Its commitment to and recognition of diversity and cultural and linguistic competency is examined and assessed regularly and carefully as a desired outcome of work by board and senior leadership, embraced by staff and integrated structurally in the operation of the organization;
4. Adults, children, youth and families and the organizations it partners with recognize and understand its championship of, commitment to, and practice of diversity and culturally competent care;
5. Improvements in the health care delivery systems for adults, children, youth and families allow for the receipt of appropriate and responsive services that meet their unique needs;
Hence, Sunpath, LLC is committed to providing the necessary training and resources to its network to develop attitudes, knowledge and skills to enable staff to provide culturally competent services to families of children, youth, and adults with mental health, substance use, and intellectual developmental needs.
Sunpath, LLC as an organization, operationally defines "Diversity" as valued differences based on ethnicity, age, socio-economic status, religion, language, national origin, political belief, creed, race, color, sex, height, weight, geographic location, disability, gender identity, marital status, and veteran status; and "Cultural Competency" as a fluid, ongoing life-long process that involves the individuals within the network's ability to think, feel, and act in ways that acknowledge, respect and build upon ethnic, socio-cultural, and linguistic diversity allowing individuals to work effectively cross-culturally.
Diversity / Cultural Competency is very important to our services. You can download the Diversity / Cultural Competency statement or make a suggestion on how we can improve below:
Sunpath LLC's team is comprised of highly skilled professionals
and paraprofessionals of diverse backgrounds and experiences, who
are committed to offering hope and help to families of all types.
We invest liberally in the training and development of all Sunpath
LLC team members to keep them current on the latest psychological
trends and treatments, thus providing the client the highest caliber
Sunpath LLC staff:
and nurtures a dependable, secure and therapeutic rapport.
on the individual needs of the client.
and encourages client initiative and independence.
the client in the achievement of goals.
The Advocate (Newsletters)
The Advocate is a newsletter that promotes healthy living, information about mental health and substance use, and Sunpath, LLC's outcomes. We would appreciate your input and feedback. Please feel free to email
us to sign up for a newsletter or to send us your comments.
Sunpath LLC makes every effort to help our consumers stay informed and up-to-date. For easy access, we have attached some forms and resources for you:
The feedback we receive from persons throughout our community is something we take seriously in our efforts to improve our organization. We value your input and welcome your honesty in completing this community stakeholder survey.