Haywood Pathways Center Dedication and Open House

MARK YOUR CALENDARS On June 4, 2016 Haywood Pathways Center will hold a dedication and open house as a way to thank the community –individuals, churches, organizations and businesses- for the support given as the vision became a reality. From 1PM-5PM, the public is invited to join us in a

We Need Your Help!!

Haywood Pathways Center is looking for donations of gently used household items ( clothing, small appliances in working order, furniture, linens, accessories, gardening items and/ or tools) for a Blowout Block Sale planned for June 18, 2016 ( rain date, June 25, 2016). All proceeds will go to support the

Prison Becomes Pile of Rubble

Courtesy Mountaineer Publishing, Inc. The iconic face of the 85-year-old prison in Hazelwood became a pile of rubble in a matter of days as part of a new county building project on the site. Last summer, the Haywood Board of Commissioners approved a $2.25 million building project that will provide

Jail population shrinks

Focus on recidivism saves money By Vicki Hyatt | Feb 24, 2016 Since the end of 2015, the 40-bed jail annex in Hazelwood has been temporarily closed. If the jail population stays under 110, it will never be needed again. The situation represents a drastic turnaround from the looming jail overpopulation

Pathways fundraiser raises $1,700

Over the past year, 14 volunteers placed donation jars at over 40 cooperating Haywood County businesses and other organizations in support of the new Haywood Pathways Center for the homeless. In addition, a large Plexiglas donation box was placed in the lobby of the Waynesville Police Department. Although the donation

One Year Anniversary

Slightly more than a year ago, Haywood County’s first, year-round homeless shelter opened on the premises of the former state prison in the Hazelwood community. The Haywood Pathways Center replaced the former emergency shelter that operated just in winter months and offered more than just a warm place to spend

Donation to 501(c)3

A 501(c)(3) or 501c3 organization, also colloquially known as a 501c3, is a United States nonprofit organization that has been approved by the Internal Revenue Service to be tax-exempt under the terms of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Most charitable non-profits in the United States that Americans commonly

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! www.haywoodpathwayscenter.org 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