Haywood Street Respite

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Haywood Street Respite is a safe place for up to eight homeless adults at a time to rest, get three meals a day, and be helped in other ways to “get back on their feet” following discharge from the hospital. It is short-term care in a home-like setting for folks who are too ill or frail to recover on the streets after surgery or acute illness.

We welcomed our first Friend to Respite in January 2014 and since then have had the privilege to be in community with more than 180 others. As with all other Haywood Street ministries, relationships are a source of transformation, restoration and healing in the Respite.

Ways to Volunteer and Get Involved – If you are interested in volunteering in Respite, please attend a “companion” orientation first (upcoming orientation dates listed in column to the right).

We also need your help in providing supper for our friends in Respite any night of the week, but especially on Friday evenings. Please call Respite at 828-575-2477, ext 102 to get on the schedule.

For more information, please contact:

Michael Platz, RN – HSR Program Manager at michael@haywoodstreet.org or 828-575-2477 ext. 102



  1. Ever grateful for my stay at Respite. Thank you all for caring

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