“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.

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.

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 

Assisting Inmates Transitioning Back into Society

Our Happenings

Quilt Show – HPC Fundraiser

Haywood Pathways Center Presents A JOURNEY THROUGH TIME WITH QUILTS With guest speaker Suzanne McDowell Curator, WCU Mountain Heritage Center Saturday, June 15, 2019 Maggie

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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.


Each day passes as another before with heartache and pain like it’s a reward.
No matter where I go or who I see there’s this reflection looking back at me.

It speaks harsh words loud and clear I’m never going to live without this fear.
People pass by me and I can see through their eyes. 
Numbness, coldness and Ice.

This man is a waste and why should they care, because I’m such a stare. 
There’s nights I lay under the stars pretending my breath is heaven;

Gazing through afar wonder as I can see the stars;
Am I part of his big plan?

I pray and ask God to hear my prayer and sometimes I wonder do you care? 
I know this life isn’t what you hoped -because this life so hard to cope.

I know I will wake again tomorrow only to have this day borrowed. 
I don’t know Lord if I can make it tomorrow.

My heart and soul cry out to you – with hopes I’ll have one more chance. 
A chance to love, be loved, and true.  I’ll give it all to you.

Until then “These Shoes will keep on walking”

By Anonymous

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.