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

Haywood Pathways Center
“Breaking Cycles, Building Foundations”

179 Hemlock Street 

Please call/text Anna with volunteer questions at 828.793.1301 or email: anna@haywoodpathways.org

COOK TEAM- PREPARE 6 PM MEAL FOR THE RESIDENTS- Dinner is served in the dining room and family dorm at 6 pm each night with a short devotion prior. We have a fully functioning Industrial Kitchen with walk-in fridge/freezer, 6 burner gas stove and double oven. Through our partnership with MANNA and Publix, the fridge is always stocked with chicken, ground beef and other proteins. Depending on the season, fresh veggies as well. We recently received a hydroponic grow- tower and now have fresh herbs!  Cook Teams will be able to look in the fridge and set aside chosen ingredients prior to scheduled cooking night and of course, you can bring your own items if preferred. Most Cook Teams bring 5+ helpers, start prepping around 4:00 pm and serve at 6:00. Many teams also enjoy eating the meal and visiting with our residents. Our Kitchen Manager is also on-site to help as needed. This is a great opportunity for all levels of expertise and many different age groups. 

We urgently need teams the 1st Wednesday of each month; 4th Monday of each month and The 1st Friday, every-other-month, beginning in February. 

DRIVERS- TRANSPORT RESIDENTS TO AND FROM APPOINTMENTS- This is established on an ‘as needed’ basis. Most rides are needed M-F between 8 and 5 in Haywood County. If you are able to volunteer, we will add your name to our call list and then contact you,either individually or through a group text, usually 72 hours, or more, ahead of time to ask. There is no obligation to say yes. If you can’t, then we call the next volunteer. When signing up, please specify days of the week, times available and who you are comfortable driving. (men, women, families with children etc.) 

TUTOR and HOMEWORK ASSISTANT- Days are based on your availability, between the hours of 3:30-5:30 pm or 7:00-8:30 pm. We will pair up your skill set and preferences with the child(ren). If you enjoy teaching and helping children learn, this might be a good fit for you. 

DORM HOSTESS- DAILY SUPPORT FOR THE WOMEN AND CHILDREN IN THE NEW FAMILY DORM– With the opening our beautiful, new Women and Children’s Dorm we are currently staffing M-F 8:30-4:30 with female volunteers. Blocks of time will be: 8:30-10:30/ 10:30-12:30/ 12:30-2:30/ 2:30-4:30.You can volunteer as much, or as little as you like! Once a week, once a month or seasonally. It’s totally up to you. As a Dorm Hostess you will be; monitoring the front door, welcoming home residents, being a positive and encouraging presence and letting staff know of resident needs. You will never be asked, or expected to parent or discipline any children. We desire to help the Women grow in their own parenting skills by giving them a safe and supportive environment. This is a fairly sedentary job and is physically suitable for most volunteers. You will, on occasion, climb stairs to the supply closet, but nothing strenuous. You are welcome to bring a book, homework or craft with you. Just like your own home, each day is different, some busy and some boring! We currently need volunteer staff Mondays at 2:30; Tuesdays at 12:30; Thursday all shifts: Friday 8:30. Vacancies can change so please call for updates. 

CLASS FACILITATORS AND CHAPLAINS- SPIRITUAL GROWTH CLASSES, BIBLE STUDIES, CONTINUING ED, CRAFTING/ETC.– Do you have a heart for teaching? Is there a particular skill you would like to share or hobby you think the residents here at HPC would benefit from and enjoy? Please email us your idea, including the duration of the class, times you’d like to teach and class outline. We will review it and reply within 2 weeks. Please keep in mind that clients come and go, for that reason time to complete a lengthy curriculum may be limited. Reach out! We enjoy hearing new ideas.

BABYSITTING / CHILDCARE– We can always use babysitters in the Family Dorm while the mom’s attend classes. Day and times vary, be sure to us your preferences when you fill out the Volunteer Application. * Currently. we need babysitters Thursday Evenings 6:45- 8:15 pm Older teens are encouraged and welcomed to help if they are supervised by an adult.


● Landscape and gardening

● General Maintenance 

● Special cleaning projects

● Licensed electricians 

● Licensed plumbers 

● Carpenter /Handyman 

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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