Short Term Residential Program

17,650 nights of shelter

279 men & women, 21 moms & 33 children

46,913 meals served

12 Chaplains/Ministry Volunteers

-124 Bible studies
-43 on-campus worship services

64% exit to housing and/or family

70% have stable monthly income

50% Employed
80% FT

290 served at Haywood County Detention Center

90% released connected to recovery supports

These figures are YTD from January 2020

Residents of Pathways are addressed in a holistic and individual manner, recognizing that the road to recovery is rarely a clear-cut path. The overall goal is to provide a safe and sober environment that eliminates the concerns for the basic needs, and allows a shift in focus to that of breaking the cycles of addiction and homelessness.

Individuals interested in the Short Term Residential Program have a 3 day trial period to determine if they have the motivation and commitment to make a change in their life. During this time they will meet with a case manager to learn more about the 6 month program.

A person-centered plan is developed by an experienced case manager taking into consideration six areas of focus which include:

  • Income
  • Housing
  • Stabilization
  • Life Skills
  • Social Support
  • Spirituality

Some individuals only need a helping hand until they can find employment. They have the life skills and financial knowledge to make it on their own. But many who come to Haywood Pathways Center need more. An individual may have obtained employment, but he/ she does not have the life skills or financial knowledge to be successful without additional support, education, and/or resources. For this individual, the 6 month program offers the safety and security of a place to sleep and regular meals as they work toward the goal of permanent employment, housing and self-sufficiency. In addition, all residents that are extended to staying the short-term program are required to attend a budgeting class and a renting 101 class.

Haywood Pathways Center believes each person is unique—and flexibility in our programs is a necessity to achieve success. We believe that all people are God’s people, and should be respected, supported and cared for as they work toward life transformation. A request for an extension in any of our programs is carefully considered on a case by case basis.

Served 30
97 Individuals 54 Children


36% of Guests Gained

88 Guests Found
Permanent Housing

64 Guests
Reunited With Family

21 Found
19 Rededicated

These figures are YTD from January 2018