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.
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)
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.
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