We are now able to serve women with children in a two-story modular building placed on the Haywood Pathways Center property.
• Two-story modular structure
• Five private family rooms per floor = 10 total families
• Trauma-Informed Playroom
• Multipurpose Room (homework; classroom)
• Communal living space with kitchenette on each floor
• Laundry facilities on each floor
• Access to Pathways kitchen for meals
• On-site professional case management services
Haywood Pathways Center provides short-term shelter for mothers and their children who are in crisis or chronically homeless, and are residents of Haywood County. Fathers are not permitted into the family shelter, but may be able to reside in the Adult Shelter program if they meet the requirements to do so. The Family Shelter has an interview process, as there are fewer spaces available- Please call (828) 246-0332 to request a phone interview for Family Shelter.
Families who are approved for short-term family shelter must be motivated and committed to change and meet criteria established by the Haywood Pathways Center. Applicants will be required to provide proof of Haywood County Residency, undergo an interview with a case manager, needs assessment, legal clearance, and drug/alcohol testing. We do not accept anyone who is under the influence of drugs or alcohol, but will refer them to a substance treatment program, and reconsider their application after successful completion of the program. Parents must commit to participation with a case manager to develop a person-centered plan of action based on their specific needs, goals and resources. In addition, parents are also required to attend parenting classes and a budgeting class.
“The homeless strangers in our midst are in great need of true hospitality. Not just the
physicality of food, drink and shelter, but the unconditional love and
compassionate generosity that serves to feed the heart and souls of us all.”