We have a new leadership team in Respite! Elizabeth (pictured above) and Nicole are working jointly to strengthen relationships with partner agencies and cultivate a strong sense of community. As with all Haywood Street ministries, relationships are a source of transformation, restoration and healing in the Respite. Learn more about Haywood St. Respite here.

Items from our Wish List are always helpful! See the full list here, along with a link to access our Amazon registry.


– The Clothing Closet is in need of winter clothing items such as jackets, socks/underwear, shoes, sleeping bags/tents. Drop-off days are Tuesday and Thursday from 10am-12pm!
–  The Haywood Street art room is looking for more volunteers. Click here to learn more about Companionship at Haywood Street. You can also learn more about the I AM HOME art project here and the various other ways you can get involved.

A Reflection from Pastor Jody:


Music is an essential part of the way I experience life. I am one of those people who always has a song running through their head. My life is set to a soundtrack. A soundtrack that expresses my struggles, my grief, my fears, as well as my gratitude, my hopes and my joy. I am not alone. Many people move through life in rhythm with the tune in their soul. Each week in worship we have a time of blessings and testimonials. It is a sacred time, a time of offering a part of oneself to God and to the community. Some offer a testimony of their gratitude. Poems and prayers are shared. Songs are sung through gospel, blues, rock, and rap. People offer themselves through lyrics and melody, some with accompaniment and some acapella, but all offering praise to God for what God has done and what God will do. This is my favorite part of the service. Hope and joy rise up and echo the soundtrack of Haywood Street.


Companions: if you are interested in sharing your story and experience at Haywood Street, please contact Lorili at lorili@haywoodstreet.org