From Cold Weather to Crisis Shelter and Beyond…
In the 2014-2015 cold weather season, Greenwood Pathway House opened its doors to homeless men in Greenwood when the temperature fell to 40 degrees or below. Over a five-month period, we served 37 different clients and were open 97 nights. This would not have been possible without the dedication and sacrifice of over 75 volunteers who contributed more than 500 hours of service to the ministry. What a tremendous testimony of the work that the Lord is doing through His people.
Though it has been warm outside, our phones have not stopped ringing. Person after person is in need of shelter and they have no place to go.
Our valued partnership with United Way, along with the generous giving of many individuals and churches, has allowed us to respond to growing needs by expanding our cold weather shelter program into a year round crisis shelter for men. We are working one-on-one with each client, always towards connecting them with the resources that they require to transition away from life on the streets to become healthy, productive members of the Greenwood community.
In June of 2016 we completed the renovations of the new wing of our main building. We have increased our men’s bed space three-fold, from 10 to 30! We are excited to move to the next step and complete the house, located on the Parham Campus, which will serve as a temporary shelter for women and mothers with children, bringing new volunteer opportunities for individuals, families, civic groups, and churches.