Who We Are

As York County’s population continues to grow, so does the number of people in crisis. Meeting the increasing demand for assistance has been an overwhelming task for our community’s service agencies.  To help meet this challenge, a group of business, church, government, and community leaders has been working with existing agencies on a new model that offers access to all the critical services for our struggling adults and families at a single location in Rock Hill.

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GUIDING SCRIPTURE

For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat,

I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink,

I was a stranger and you invited me in, 

I needed clothes and you clothed me, 

I was sick and you looked after me, 

I was in prison and you came to visit me.

Matthew 25:35-36

VISION

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

MISSION

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.

 

GUIDING PRINCIPLES

  • 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.

 

WHY NOW?

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