Socks are Needed

Did you know Socks are the number one most requested clothing item at homeless shelters?  Getting ready to start any day should be shower, food, clean socks and undergarments. These basic needs are not always available for those less fortunate.  Homeless people who live outside are constantly at risk of serious foot

New Look & Website For Haywood Pathways Center

We are proud to announce we have a new logo and website. Please visit our new website to make donations, keep up with updates, and much more! We are now accepting donations online.

Three become one

Structural changes are in the works for the Haywood Pathways Center, a homeless shelter, halfway house and soup kitchen on the site of the former Hazelwood prison. When the organization was first conceived, it was an effort of three separate entities that agreed to contribute pieces of what was needed

Nominations sought for those who made a difference

As a way to give back to a community that helped launch a year-round shelter in just eight months, the Haywood Pathways Center is initiating an annual Community Service Award program. The center, located in the former Hazelwood prison, offers temporary housing and meals for adults who show a willingness

Haywood jail has become an unexpected source of revenue

Haywood County Sheriff Greg Christopher told the county commissioners Monday that the jail is on track to bring in significantly more revenue than last year. Counties are reimbursed $40 a day for housing adult misdemeanants following a state decision to no longer incarcerate this group of inmates at state-operated facilities.

Pathways center sees an early payoff

Even though the Haywood Pathways Center was conceived just a year ago, the transitional housing nonprofit operating out of a former state prison has already proven its methods can change lives. The center was born out of necessity, really. The Haywood Christian Emergency Shelter, which operated only during the winter

Haywood Pathways Center is helping change lives

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 “Christ-centered rehabilitation services that truly transforms lives,” according to its website. It has been

Ammons donates to Pathways

Ammons 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. To volunteer to place Pathways donation jars in the community,

Homeless count goes up in Haywood

On 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 there was an accurate local count. Funding from grants has

Homeless shelter receives $20,000 grant

The 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 and programs to reduce recidivism. “We are grateful for winning