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The Haywood Pathways Center — which offers transitional housing for those in a bad spot in life — has now been open for about eight months. Once the site of an abandoned correctional facility, the Pathways Center provides Continue reading

f-0622 - pathways Ammons donAmmons Drive Inn and Dairy Bar on Dellwod Road in Waynesville collected the highest amount of money to donated the Haywood Pathways Center during the past month. One hundred percent of donations go directly to Pathways to help the homeless. Continue reading

t600-DSC_0153On Wednesday, Jan. 28, a group of volunteers who met at the Open Door in Waynesville were on a mission. This was the night designated for a nationwide survey to count the homeless, and Haywood volunteers wanted to be sure Continue reading

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

guests at HPC homeless shelterA warm place to sleep, three meals a day and time with family are often taken for granted by those who have them readily available each day.

For guests at the Haywood Pathways Center, these basic life necessities are not Continue reading

New half way cornResponse to the Haywood Pathways Reader Challenge has been overwhelming, and more than $5,000 has been raised toward a $10,000 challenge grant offered by an anonymous reader of The Mountaineer.

This week, the center is in need of more than Continue reading