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Hinton Rural Life Center

2330 Hinton Center Road
Hayesville, NC 28904

Click the address for Google Maps or the “Directions to Hinton” button for PDF directions.

NOTE: GPS may misdirect you if you’re coming from Franklin, NC. Hinton Center Road intersects with US Hwy 64. DO NOT TURN OFF Highway 64 onto any road other than Hinton Center Road.

Phone: 828-389-8336


Mail: PO Box 27, Hayesville, NC 28904

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Community Services

Firewood Ministry

If firewood is your main heat source, but you’re having a tough time finding or affording it, Hinton Center can help! Our firewood lot off of Hinton Center Road is open year round on Wednesdays, 9am – 1pm. Pick up what you need by the carload or truckload at no charge. To get firewood, first check in at Hinton’s Administrative Office at 2330 Hinton Center Road to complete a form for the wood lot volunteers to help us track wood distribution.

NEED FIREWOOD DELIVERED?  We can deliver if you aren’t able to pick it up yourself or have family/friends get it for you. Click HERE to send a firewood delivery request.

NO WOOD DONATIONS ACCEPTED AT THIS TIME. We are at capacity. Please check our website to see when we are receiving wood donations again.

GOT WOOD TO DONATE? We gladly accept donations of hardwood and have volunteers who can collect it from your property. Click on the Wood Donation form HERE.

Questions or need help? Contact Ricky Hill, 828-389-8336 or

Safe & Healthy Housing Assessment & Home Repairs

Did you know your zip code can be a better predictor of health than your genetics? Hinton Center wants to see our entire community’s health and safety improve, so there are no financial requirements for having us do a Safe & Healthy Housing check at your home! We offer the home assessment and repairs to residents of Clay, Cherokee, and Towns counties.

For Hinton to do repairs and/or address other safety and mobility issues at your home, such as installing smoke detectors or building an accessibility ramp, there must be financial need or extenuating circumstances.

To get started, download, print, and read both pages of our Safe & Healthy Housing Assessment form linked here:  Safe & Healthy Housing Assessment Information. Next, click on the Safe & Healthy Home Repair online application linked here, complete, and submit: Online Application. You can also download the application HERE and mail or bring it to Hinton Center at 2330 Hinton Center Road, Hayesville, NC 28904.

Christmas Care of Clay County

Hinton Rural Life Center works with local partners to offer Christmas Care of Clay County, which provides children with new clothing for Christmas gifts. Parents or guardians have the option to shop for their children or use the help of volunteers. Local donations support this ministry.

Applications for families living in Clay County, NC, are available in October at Hinton Center (2330 Hinton Center Road, Hayesville) and at various locations throughout the community, such as the Clay County Food Pantry, Matt’s Ministry, social services, and Clay County schools.

There is also an online application that will be linked here. Applications MUST be submitted by the November deadline given on the form.


Director of Operations

We are looking for an experienced Director of Operations to organize and oversee the daily operations of our Christian Retreat Center. You will be the one to ensure that our business is well coordinated and productive by managing its procedures and coaching its people. The area of responsibility for this role is very wide and thus requires thorough knowledge of various company processes. The ideal candidate must be competent and able to plan many different kinds of operational activities. He/She must be an excellent leader who can discover the most efficient ways to run the business. The goal is to safeguard and augment the efficiency of the company’s operations to facilitate accelerating development and long-term success.

Send resume and cover letter to Jacqueline Gottlieb at by July 12, 2024.

Retreat and Conference Center: Kitchen Positions

PART-TIME KITCHEN POSITIONS: Hinton Rural Life Center is seeking individuals to work at our Christian retreat and conference center in part-time kitchen positions, including breakfast cook/kitchen assistant and kitchen staff. Hours vary and increase in spring, summer, and fall. Schedules will include weekdays, evenings, and weekends. Apply in person; applications are available from 8am-4pm weekdays at Hinton’s Administration Offices, 2330 Hinton Center Road, Hayesville, NC. EOE. Drug-free workplace.

Retreat and Conference Center: Housekeeping Positions

PART-TIME HOUSEKEEPING POSITIONS: Hinton Rural Life Center is seeking individuals to work in part-time housekeeping positions at our Christian retreat and conference center. Hours vary and increase in spring, summer, and fall. Schedules will include weekdays, evenings, and weekends. Prior experience preferred. Apply in person; applications are available from 8am – 4pm on weekdays at Hinton’s Administration Building, 2330 Hinton Center Road, Hayesville NC. EOE. Drug-Free Workplace.


2330 Hinton Center Road, Hayesville NC 28904


PO Box 27, Hayesville, NC 28904