Haywood Street Congregation is a United Methodist mission church and faith-based nonprofit in Asheville, NC. Core programs include a clothing closet, a community garden, a free community meal known as the Downtown Welcome Table (now serving 700+ weekly), and Haywood Street Respite, which offers a safe place for homeless adults to stay on a short term basis after being discharged from a hospital. Those who eat and worship together at Haywood Street are individuals carrying all their worldly possessions in ragged backpacks as well as privileged professionals, stay-at-home moms, students and the working poor.
Haywood Street’s core programs provide a platform for the ministry of relationship, which can be defined simply as the act of “being with” and speaks to our deepest identity. It contrasts with “doing for” and requires spending time together, talking and listening, serving and being served, giving and receiving. In that spirit, companion is the word we use in place of volunteer. Hundreds of companions participate at Haywood Street each week to help run the core programs.
We currently have an opening for a full-time Companion Coordinator. Learn more at http://haywoodstreet.org/about/haywood-street-employment/