Greenwood Pathway House is a compassionate, caring, Christian organization that provides short-term shelter, food, support, and training for homeless men, women, and children.
We offer a safe place to stay for 90 days so people can focus on learning and putting into practice the skills necessary to transition from life on the streets to becoming a productive member of the community.
Greenwood Pathway House is the only provider of homeless shelter and support for children and adults in the Lakelands Region of South Carolina.
We serve individuals from: Greenwood County, Abbeville County, McCormick County, Edgefield County, Saluda County, Laurens County and Newberry County.
Various factors lead to homelessness - job loss, eviction, family tragedy, addiction, domestic violence, a major health condition, and more. The common denominator is a major crack in their life foundation.
We meet each person where they are, in their unique circumstances, to provide customized services to help them overcome homelessness.
We believe that a relationship with Christ is the key to restoration, redemption, and sustainable change for everyone. We invest in the spiritual, personal, and professional development of people, restoring and equipping them to intentional living.
We believe that in empowering and coaching people toward excellence, we impact the quality of our entire community.
No one tells a story like God tells a story! We all like them, don't we? Most of us can't wait to get lost in a good story; be it novel, a movie, something on television or maybe online. But none of these can favorably compare with the real-life version of things...our lives...each one a vital player, an indispensable character in God's magnificent eternal story. And it is a story that often involves some tragedy on the way to triumph.
Homelessness is a tragedy frequently misunderstood. It is not about a lack of affordable housing. It's about broken people - people of all stripes - young and old from all sorts of backgrounds, with all levels of education, varieties of talents, interests, and life experiences.
Each one has "a story" all his own, or her own, as unique as one's fingerprints.
Homeless is not a person's identity, it merely describes a condition of circumstances. Most often it's temporary - it always has a cause, and it likewise has a cure. A broken cup in our kitchen doesn't just happen, right?
Some things cause it to break, and it's the same with people.
A common thread always present in God's story is renewal. Yes, rebirth, resurrection, repurposing; in other words, making good out of situations that may not seem very good at all. One might say that God fixes things that are broken, but in a way that only He can.
Pathway works with each client as an individual, based on his or her own "story," and we tailor a case plan according to what works best for that client.
By forming strong, trusting relationships with those in our care, we can usually isolate what has caused the brokenness; then God does the mending using our hands—and yours.
We are so grateful for Pathway's phenomenal growth since 2014 and we're excited about how God will expand the reach & effectiveness of this ministry in the coming years.