Since late 2014, Haywood Pathways Center has provided emergency shelter and short-term housing to those experiencing homelessness in Haywood County. Our overall goal is to provide a safe and sober living environment that provides for all basic needs, allowing each person to focus on life transformation rather than survival.
• 35 cook teams served 46,913 meals
• 17,650 nights of shelter were provided to 278 men and women, 21 moms and 33 children
• 213 people moved into housing/family
• 126 were employed with 80% working full-time
• 12 chaplains provided countless hours of ministry
• 290 men and women were served at the Haywood County Jail
• 90% of inmates served were released connected to recovery supports
Your participation in this tournament will assist us as we continue to address hunger, homelessness and recidivism in our
The Community Kitchen was
established in 2006 by a group of
individuals who saw the hunger need in Eastern Haywood County. From there, a mission of ministry was formed. Our Mission is to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ by providing hot meals to those in need and by offering Christ-centered ministries to any
Individual who desires to participate.
• 24 cook teams prepared and served 18,411 plates of food
• 2,331 food boxes distributed to 1979 families serving 5,118
• 257,706 lbs. of food given away
• 13,194 volunteer hours donated
With your participation in this tourna-ment, we will continue to feed the needy of Haywood County.
Faith Community Church
New Covenant Church
Blue Ridge Glass
Building System Solutions
Calvary Road Baptist
Greg & Sherri Christopher
Cornerstone Senior Services
Koinonia Sunday School Class at Long’s Chapel UMC
Dr. John Highsmith, DDS
Jim & Regina Haynes
Blue Ridge Contracting LLC
Foreman Family Foundation
Grace Church in the Mountains
Smoky Mountain Foot Clinic
Parker Paving Company, Inc.
Great Beginnings Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontic Specialists
Frankie’s Italian Trattoria
Beth Brown Photography
Rogers Express Tire & Lube
Balsam Animal Hospital
Pam & Craig Carter
The Community Kitchen
394 Champion Drive, Canton NC 28716
Haywood Pathways Center
179 Hemlock Street, Waynesville NC 28786
Haywood Pathways Center is a faith based 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization in Haywood County that provides adult and family emergency shelter, a short term residential program for individuals seeking life transformation, and a community kitchen providing meals to those living in the shelter and within our community.
Our services are open to residents of Haywood County regardless of age, race, gender, religion or nationality.
Haywood County Residents who are sober and drug free are never turned away for a short stay, but participation in the short term residential program requires the commitment to create and work on an individualized goal plan with our case management team which addresses 6 focus areas:
Haywood Pathways Center is supported by individuals, churches of all denominations, community organizations, businesses, private foundations and corporate grants who believe all people are God’s people.
Haywood Pathways Center will be holding an Empty Bowls Fundraiser on Thursday, February 27, 2020 5:30-7:30 at HART Theater and we would love for you
The 10-unit shelter includes bedrooms with bunk-beds, a living area, kitchen, computer, and a laundry room. The Pathways executive director says the shelter is badly
We can’t do it without YOU.
As we work together to meet the needs of Haywood County’s less fortunate we depend on people like you to help achieve our goal of true life transformation. Whether a one time gift or a monthly partnership…Thank you!
We continue to need and accept financial contributions, but did you know we also accept everyday items that are used to meet the personal care needs of our guests. Please see our list for the most current requests.
We have seen lives transformed—through prayer, staff support, gifted volunteers and access to resources- such as individualized Case Management, life skills training and job search assistance. We strongly believe, with your help, we have a chance to make a positive impact on residents of Haywood County who suffer from homelessness. Our goal is to provide a hand up rather than a hand out.
The Myr-Ken Family Dorm finally opened June 21st, 2019. Thank you to the community and innumerable donors who helped make this dream a reality!
Become a financial partner through a one time gift, or reoccurring monthly donation. Every little bit makes a difference and goes directly toward our mission of helping those seeking life transformation learn to ‘break cycles and build foundations’.
Haywood Pathways Center is looking for volunteers to work with staff and guests at the Waynesville campus on Hemlock Street. There are many opportunities to choose from, with flexible hours and time involved. Adults 18 and older, or supervised older youth, from all walks of life and backgrounds are invited to apply.