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t600-280The Fund for Haywood County has approved a $20,000 in People in Need grants for theHaywood Christian Emergency Shelter to complete building renovations of the women’s dormitory and provide staffing for the Haywood Pathways Center, which will provide emergency shelter Continue reading

Open Door - Haywood Pathways CenterDinnertime came a little late at Haywood Pathways Center Sunday night (Jan. 4), but for all the right reasons. It was the inaugural night for The Open Door’s Hazelwood kitchen, the final piece in turning the dream behind the Pathways Continue reading

t600-DSC_0163There is a single day each year set aside in the U.S. to count the number of homeless individuals in each and every community.

This year’s so-called “Point in Time” survey was held on Wednesday, Jan. 28 and I accompanied Continue reading

The first meal at the Haywood Pathways Center was served Sunday, Jan. 5, a date Jeremy Parton, shelter director and kitchen coordinator, was not certain would be met.

“That’s when we were scheduled to open,” Parton said, “but it would Continue reading

t200-DSC_5253What started out as a public policy dilemma for Haywood County Sheriff Greg Christopher in 2013 ended up as a broad-based community effort that promises to be a game changer as far as saving tax dollars and offering options for Continue reading