Our Services

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Providing a Pathway of Restoration to the Homeless.

Greenwood Pathway House is the only provider of homeless shelter and support for children and adults in the seven counties of the Lakelands Region.

We work to overcome homelessness, one person at a time. Using a wholistic approach, we address the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of our clients while connecting them with the resources that they need for stability and self-sufficiency.

In the Last 3 Years:

1044

Men, women & children found safe shelter

327

Clients moved into housing from our shelter

311

Clients obtained employment while staying in our shelter

173

Clients entered drug and alcohol addiction programs

We Serve Individuals from the Following South Carolina Locations:

  • Greenwood County
  • Abbeville County
  • McCormick County
  • Edgefield County
  • Saluda County
  • Laurens County
  • Newberry County

If you are not in our seven-county service area, please contact another shelter for help. Due to limited bed availability, we are unable to provide shelter for individuals who are not in our service area

Men's Homeless Shelter

Shelter For Men

A 35-bed open bay facility for homeless men that provides a safe place to stay for 90 days and the support needed to overcome homelessness. We provide shelter, food, counseling, faith development training, access to medical services, and laundry facilities for all our male clients.

To get help in our men's shelter click here.

Women's Homeless Shelter

Shelter For Women And Mothers With Children

A 16-bed facility with 12 beds for women and 4 beds for children that offers a safe place to stay for 90 days while they focus on rebuilding their lives. The women's shelter is built in a dormitory style with two women per room and two rooms share a bathroom. The two-family rooms can accommodate a mother with up to three children. We provide shelter, food, counseling, faith development training, access to medical services, and laundry facilities for all our female clients.

To get help in our women's shelter click here.

Shelter For Families

Shelter For Families

Please pray for our ministry as we are working on an urgent plan to help homeless families in our area. Greenwood Pathway House is currently turning away an average of 30 women and 17 children per month due to a lack of beds and the limitations of our current facilities. We are also unable to take families, mothers with more than 3 children, men with children, and mothers with teenage boys.

We would greatly appreciate your prayer support as we implement a plan to meet the needs of all these families. Please pray for wisdom as we develop the plan and for God's provision to build our Shelter for Families.

Cold Weather Homeless Shelter

Cold Weather Shelter

We provide cold weather shelter from November 1st to March 31st when temperatures are forecast to drop below 40 degrees. Cold weather shelter is open for men, women, and children from 7:00 pm to 7:00 am.

To get help in our cold weather shelter click here.

Main & Maxwell Breadboards

Furnishing A Future

Furnishing a Future is a job readiness program where our clients learn under the leadership of an experienced woodworker. Our on-campus workshop helps homeless men learn work ethic, psychological resilience, woodworking, and refurbishing skills.

Furnishing a Future has a partnership with Main and Maxwell to sell items from the program. Main and Maxwell is an art gallery in Uptown Greenwood that specializes in handcrafted art, pottery, and jewelry. This partnership provides income for the Furnishing A Future program and gives the men the pride of selling their work in an art gallery. You can learn more about Main and Maxwell at https://mainandmaxwell.com/.

Clothing a Future for the Homeless

Clothing A Future

Clothing A Future is a job-training and employment readiness program that focuses on work ethic and retail skills. The program is designed to empower homeless women and mothers with children by providing self-confidence and the opportunity to learning retail skills.

An experienced staff member and local volunteers instruct clients in retail skills, as well as necessary skill sets and the work ethic essential to obtaining and maintaining a job. It also provides a measure of recent experience to enhance a resume.

Our male clients also participate in the program by helping to pick up donations in the thrift store truck and receiving donations at the store.

Piedmont Technical College Diploma

Homeless To Career Program

Homeless to Career is a 60 to 90-day job-training and employment readiness program that focuses on psychological resilience, work ethic, job readiness, and workplace skills. The program is designed to empower homeless men, women, and mothers with children to overcome poverty and homelessness by obtaining more sustainable employment paying the highest wage possible.

Phase One of the program is conducted on the Pathway House campus and is focused on psychological resilience, work ethic, and job readiness. Clients are placed into a job readiness program that runs concurrently with case management and resilience training.

Phase Two of the program begins when a client enrolls in the Piedmont Technical College Ready to Work Program. Clients graduating from the Ready to Work Program earn a Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt, OSHA Training Certification, WorkKeys Certification, & Forklift Operator Certification.

Clients who complete both phases of the program are typically hired within 10 days for higher paying jobs that allow them to afford local housing and earn enough to lift themselves and their families out of poverty.

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Homeless Art Therapy Program

The Homeless Art Therapy program encourages the adoption and practice of healthy behaviors that support the mental and physical well-being of homeless individuals who have experienced trauma.

Clients explore the arts as a catalyst for healing and therapy. The program helps clients learn to address past traumas, increase self-esteem and improve psychological resilience.

Our Homeless Art Therapy program is only available for clients staying at the Pathway House.

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What We Do NOT Provide:

  • We are NOT a recovery program
  • We are NOT a detox facility
  • We are NOT a medical facility
  • We are NOT a mental health facility
  • We do NOT provide childcare
  • We do NOT accept clients that are on methadone, opioids, or any narcotics even with a valid prescription.

We offer a safe place to stay for up to 90 days and the support needed to transition from life on the streets to ongoing self-sufficiency.