One in seven people live in poverty.

the problem


ShelTERthE HOMELESS

Together we can put an end to homelessness

and provide adequate food and shelter until we do!

who and what we are

We are men and women of San Luis Obispo County with the goal of providing for the needs of the homeless population of our community. We are volunteers who together share a vision of providing food, clothing and shelter for our fellow citizens in need. We are leaders willing to stand hand in hand to make sure the needs of each individual are met. 

Urgent Projects


Let's work together to make a difference in Paso Robles. 

helpthose in need

Paso Robles presently has no permanent warming station. 


Homelessness isn't seasonal, but it is much more difficult to live as a homeless person on cold winter nights, wet, hungry and shivering. As of January 2014, over 800 people, including over 400 children, were homeless, here in Paso Robles, California.

The mission of Paso Cares is to be an advocate for the hungry and needy members of our community.  In collaboration with other existing organizations in San Luis Obispo County, Paso Cares will undertake activities providing for the immediate longer term needs of the homeless persons and families of the greater Paso Robles area. We are volunteers who together share a vision of providing food, clothing and a warming shelter for our fellow citizens in need.  


FeEDthE HUNGRY

Life Community Church in Templeton, Paso Community Church in Paso Robles and HIghlands Church in Paso Robles have all generously offered their facilities as temporary warming stations during the freezing and rainy nights for this fall / winter.     

Volunteers are greatly needed to help chaperone. Please call Cherie Michaelson

at (805) 712-7067.

Paso Cares has devoted its energy to passionately advocating for the hungry and needy members of our community. We want to make sure all are safe during unfortunate times. 


Find out how you can contribute to the future of someone in need through donations of money and time.

  • Donate a motor home, travel trailer, fifth wheel or truck
  • Donate a van for transportation
  • Help with fundraising
  • Volunteer to be a chaperone

These people, mostly children, are food insecure. Many do not know where their next meal is coming from.

Our Mission

Over 4,500 people are classified as living at poverty level in Paso Robles. 

how can you help?

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