PATHWAY HOUSE DEDICATES AND OPENS
THE JUDGE CURTIS G. SHAW SHELTER
FOR HOMELESS MEN (THE CHAMBERS)
Pathway is proud to announce the opening of the new Dormitory for men on the Dr. Jack and Barbara Parham Campus. The dorm was formerly the classroom wing of the Abney Memorial Baptist Church. The new Dorm was dedicated on June 21, 2016. If you have an opportunity please stop by and let us show you all that God is doing here at Pathway.
The new facility will increase the shelter capacity at Pathway House from 9 to 30 beds for men, and is specifically designed for housing. It is equipped with a staff apartment, a large handicapped accessible bathroom, and will allow all sleeping quarters to be entirely separated from the shelter’s kitchen and dining hall. This expansion will also provide 15 “cold weather overflow” beds in the former men’s quarters and should meet Greenwood’s anticipated needs for homeless men for several years.
Anderson, Greenville, Spartanburg and Columbia have all had adequate emergency shelter services for several years. However, Greenwood and the Lakelands region had very little, until a small group of dedicated volunteers began building the ministry that in 2011 became Greenwood Pathway House. With these new improvements, Pathway can more effectively deliver a variety of vital services to homeless men in our area.
While this new facility is an important step in creating a local homeless delivery system, other steps are needed, including shelter services for women.
Greenwood Pathway House, is Greenwood County’s only homeless shelter, and serves rural communities nearby as well. The organization houses, clothes, feeds and offers counseling and spiritual support to those in regular shelter, and, with its cold weather overflow program, ensures that no one has to sleep outside in the cold.
Greenwood Pathway House:
helping those who have lost their way find the pathway home.
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