Haywood Street Respite

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The Haywood Street Respite is a safe place for homeless adults 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.

Our vision is to create a community where each person recognizes him or herself as a child of God worthy of love and grace.  Folks bring their brokenness and receive all sorts of healing here.  With the addition of the respite program, physical healing will also be supported.

Ways to Get Involved - If you are interested in volunteering as a driver, companion, or overnight host, please attend a Companion Orientation first (upcoming orientation dates listed in column to the right). From here you will be given a link to our volunteer website where you can sign up volunteer opportunities. We also need your help in providing supper for our friends in Respite on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday nights. Please contact Jody Halstead, Program Manager, at jhalstead@haywoodstreet.org if you would like to bring a meal.

This program is 100% privately funded.  Your help is needed to sustain the ministry.  Donate online via the Donate button below, or mail a contribution to Haywood Street Respite, PO Box 2982, Asheville, NC 28802.


Click to view a photo gallery of the 1/5/14 ribbon-cutting ceremony.


Downloadable resources about Haywood Street Respite:

HSR Program Summary

Frequently Asked Questions


For more information, please contact:

Jody Halstead, RN, FCN – HSR Program Manager at jhalstead@haywoodstreet.org or 828-575-2477


Lem Kirby, MD – HSR Medical Director at lemkirby@aol.com or 828-337-0187

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