Served 86,298 Meals
(19,104 from Holy Cow Food Truck)
Provided 20,001 Nights of Shelter

Provided 20,001 Nights of Shelter
Provided 80 Unique Individuals with 403 nights of Cold Grace Shelter

Provided 80 Unique Individuals with 403 nights of Cold Grace Shelter

Sheltered 233 Unique Individuals
172 Men and Women
23 Parents and 38 Children

60% of individuals
86% of families
Exited to Housing or moved back in with Family

73% Have Stable Monthly Income
63 Employed
84% Working Full-Time


Haywood Pathways Center
“Breaking Cycles, Building Foundations”

179 Hemlock Street 

Please call the office with volunteer questions at 828.246.0332 or email:

COOK TEAM- PREPARE 6 PM MEAL FOR THE RESIDENTS- Dinner is served in the Dining Room and Family Dorm at 6 pm each night. We have a fully functioning Industrial Kitchen with walk-in fridge/freezer, 6 burner gas stove, double oven and large convection oven. Through our partnership with MANNA and Publix, the fridge is always stocked with chicken, ground beef and other proteins. Depending on the season, there is much fresh produce as well. Cook Team leads should contact Chef Neil prior to their scheduled cooking night to plan the menu and allow Chef to pull the ingredients, and, of course, you can bring your own items if preferred. Most Cook Teams bring 4 helpers, start prepping around 4:00 pm, ask grace at 5:50 and serve at 6:00. Many teams also enjoy eating the meal and visiting with our residents. Your gift of presence means more than you know!  Our Kitchen Manager, Chef Neil, is on-site to help as needed. This is a great opportunity for all levels of expertise and age groups. For best results, click on the Volunteer button located on the website, create a log in and sign up for shifts, log your volunteer hours, create a volunteer resume and more!  

TUTOR and HOMEWORK ASSISTANT- Days are based on your availability, typically between the hours of 3:30-5:30 pm or 7:00-8:30 pm. We will pair up your preferred subjects and skills with our residents/children. On occasion we have adults completing their G.E.D who could benefit from additional support as well. Some residents need help learning to read.  Reach out if you’re interested, we would love to add your name to our call-list. Please note, this position is need-based and will vary depending on the current individuals staying with us.

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 often use babysitters in the Family Dorm while the mom’s attend classes on campus. We have a small play-room stocked with books, puzzles and toys for younger children, and weather permitting, an outdoor concrete pad that serves well for ball bouncing and chalk drawing! Need for sitters vary, so be sure to tell us your availability when you fill out the Volunteer Application. Younger teens are welcome and encouraged if supervised by an adult or parent. *You are welcome to bring games, balls, coloring books etc. if you can supply enough for all children to use and they’re age and content appropriate. Call first and we’ll give you the details.

MANNA VAN/FOOD PICKUP- If you have only one hour to give and like to drive a van… this is the job for you! Each week-day morning around 8:00am, we take our refrigerated van to Publix for the daily food donation. It’s like Christmas, you just never know what the boxes will hold! No CDL is needed, but heavy lifting is required. Once back on campus we can assist with unloading if needed. 

MAINTENANCE OPPORTUNITIES- Do you like fixing things, or simply maintaining them? Please, give us a call! Our campus could use your expertise, whether a ‘handy-man’ or licensed professional, your skills are appreciated in the following areas:

● Landscape and gardening

● General Maintenance 

● Special cleaning projects

● Licensed electricians

● Licensed plumbers 

● Carpenter /Handyman 

GROUPS- We love our groups!  Youth groups, church groups, scouts, community organizations, corporate volunteers are all welcomed to our campus to serve. We have jobs with many skill-set levels.  Call our volunteer coordinator for more information or to schedule your event!