Haywood Pathways Center, Inc. is pleased and gratified to announce receipt of a grant award from the Evergreen Foundation. The grant of $31,140 was approved by Evergreen’s board of directors on Dec. 11, 2015.
Haywood Pathways Center has been operational for one year. During its initial year of operation, HPC served 353 homeless men and women; provided 8,250 nights of housing; and served 13,867 meals while coaching and supporting its guests to find work and housing.
Eighty-one HPC guests have moved on to independent living while 41 have been reunited with families. And, most importantly, 16 guests have found salvation.
The Evergreen Foundation’s grant will enable Haywood Pathways Center to expand its services and implement Phase 1 of a strategy to address the emergency housing needs of homeless families in Haywood County.
Grant funds will be used for emergency housing costs and for hiring a full time clinical case worker to support the needs of homeless families.
The Evergreen Foundation was formed in 1977 as a separate not-for-profit company by the Board of Smoky Mountain Mental Health. The purpose of the foundation was to provide a place to hold funds that could later provide financial support of their mental health, developmental disability and substance abuse services.
In keeping with that purpose, the Foundation continues to provide this same support to the private service providers now responsible for all of the behavioral health, intellectual/developmental disability and substance abuse services in the seven western counties of North Carolina.