Who We Are

As York County's population continues to grow, so does the number of people in crisis, poverty, and homelessness. Many adults and families who want help don't know where to go or start the process. Rather than directing them to one agency, then another agency, all in different locations throughout the community, a group of business, church, government, and community leaders worked with existing agencies to mobilize critical services in one place in Rock Hill to improve accessibility. Pathways Community Center is the first door in one’s journey out of poverty. Pathways is an intake and referral agency and house essential nonprofits that help clients become stable and achieve self-sufficiency.


To effectively reduce the impact of poverty and homelessness in our community. 


To be York County’s single location, which promotes collaboration among service providers and connects people in need with those agencies to help them move towards self-sufficiency.



I was hungry and you fed me,

I was thirsty and you gave me a drink,

I was homeless and you gave me a room,

I was shivering and you gave me clothes,

I was sick and you stopped to visit,

I was in prison and you came to me.


‘I’m telling the solemn truth: Whenever you did one of these things to someone overlooked or ignored, that was me—you did it to me.’ - Jesus 

Matthew 25:34-35; 40 (Message Version)




  • We seek to demonstrate both coordinated and collaborative strategy.

  • We provide a collaborative pathway to personal stability for every willing person.

  • We ascribe to person-centered focus.

  • We implement best practices for service delivery.

  • We practice accountability and transparency in every element of our work.

  • We continually evaluate outcomes related to our implementation process.

  • We are inspired and rooted in a Kingdom ministry approach to all plans, decisions, and activities and will maintain a steadfast commitment to why we started this work.



There are several contributing factors motivating our community leaders to act now to move forward with plans for PATHWAYS Community Center:

  • Growing population of chronically homeless and jobless

  • Growing community awareness of need and support “for such a time as this”

  • Supporting recent collaborative efforts by service and government agencies and churches

  • Service agencies having a documented and timely need for facilities

  • Inadequate number of beds for homeless men, women, and families

  • Benefit to city, county, and surrounding areas of moving several agencies to one location

  • Responding to CACH’s (Catawba Area Coalition for Homelessness) priority need to establish a single point of entry and continuum of care