“With God, all things are possible.”
Matthew 19:26

Transform Lives Today

Haywood Pathways Center is a faith based 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization in Haywood County that provides adult and family emergency shelter, halfway house for men and women recently released from prison, short term residential program for individuals seeking life transformation and 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.

 No one who is sober and drug free is 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:

Life Skills
Social Support

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.

Upcoming Events

Souper Bowl MVPs Wanted

February 2, 2020

Why let football fans have all the fun this Super Bowl Sunday? On February 2,  1-5 pm, Stonehouse Pottery and Haywood Pathways are teaming up for an afternoon of fun, food, shopping and camaraderie with our version of ‘SOUPER-BOWL.’ While football fans watch the pigskin get thrown around, throw your own kind of bowl with Stonehouse Pottery.

Stonehouse Pottery’s experienced potters will help you create a bowl on the wheel or even hand-build a bowl. Choose your glaze colors and let your inner artist create some magic for a great cause. Each bowl you make will be kiln-fired and donated to the Pathways’ Empty Bowls Fundraiser, to be held on Feb 22, 6 – 8 pm, at Hart Theater in Waynesville. On that night ticketed guests will look over and choose from a variety of beautiful bowls made by local potters, art students and, this year, Stonehouse creators.

Get in the mud and throw a bowl or enjoy a cleaner afternoon of shopping and light hors d’oeuvres while browsing the Stonehouse sales gallery. Pathways will receive 10% from each sale and 100% of proceeds from the “Souper-Bowl” Build. The best part is that many people will be impacted – You, the bowl creator, the recipient who buys your bowl to fill, and residents of Pathways who have their basic needs met for another season.

This event is open to the public and free to attend with a $10 lesson/materials fee for each Bowl-Build. Children as young as 4 years can easily mold the clay, so bring the family. Stonehouse Pottery is located at 180 Stonehouse Lane in Balsam (follow signs up the private drive next to the Balsam post office).

This month we can all be MVPs as we head towards the goal of feeding the hungry, sheltering the homeless and reducing recidivism by addressing the many issues that contribute to homelessness. Not every story is a ‘touch-down’ with clear winners, but as a Christ-centered non-profit Haywood Pathways believes there is redemptive value in each person, and we celebrate every small success that brings our residents one yard closer to self-sustainability.

Stonehouse Pottery is online at

You can pre-buy tickets for the Empty Bowls Fundraiser

Adult Emergency Shelter

Haywood Pathways Center provides overnight and/or short term shelter for adults who are in crises or chronically homeless in Haywood County.

Emergency Housing

Haywood Pathways Center, in collaboration with churches, school and other non-profit organizations in Haywood County.

Halfway Housing

Haywood Pathways Center has the capacity to accept 10 men and 10 women into the Halfway House Program.

Short-term Residential

A person-centered plan is developed by an experienced case manager taking into consideration many factors.

Day Labor

The Day Labor Program provides guests with the opportunity to work on a day by day basis, develop skills in job responsibility, accountability.

Pathways Kitchen

Breakfast and Dinner is served at Haywood Pathways Center 7 days a week for Guest.

Assisting Inmates Transitioning Back into Society

Our Happenings

Give Today!

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 goals.

Need List

We appreciate you, and your generosity, we continue to accept financial contributions, you can also donate everyday items that are used to meet the personal care needs of our guests.


Haywood Pathways Center goal is to partner with as many agencies within Haywood County as possible in order to get our guests the services they need, that will allow them to return to independent living.

Transforming Lives

We, at Haywood Pathways Center, have seen lives transformed—through prayer, support of staff and volunteers and access to resources for life skills and job searches. We believe, with your help, we have a chance to make a difference for those living in poverty in Haywood County.

Myr-Ken Family Dorm

The Myr-Ken Family Dorm was opened June 21st, 2019.  Thank you to the communities and donors for all the support for helping make this dream a reality.

Partner with us!

Become a financial partner in support of Pathways’ mission to break cycles and build foundations to impact 

Come Today

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 years old and older, from all walks of life and backgrounds are invited assist.