The mission of Paso Cares is to undertake activities, in collaboration with other existing organizations of San Luis Obispo County, that will provide for the immediate and longer term needs of homeless and needy persons and families. The area of focus will primarily be in the City of Paso Robles, adjoining jurisdictions, and the North County.
Paso Cares General Meeting
November 1, 2017
The November 1 meeting of Paso Cares was called to order by President Ed Gallagher was called to order
at 0830 am. Present were Ed Gallagher, Cherie Michaelson, Pearl Munak, Jack Phillips, Don Volle, Gail
McNichols, Liz Koll, Eunice Dieter, Rick Williams and Jerry Stover.
Opening Prayer by Jerry Stover
Minutes of October 4 General Meeting were discussed and voted to accept. Jerry motioned/ Ed 2nd
Financial Report was discussed along with Peggy’s Purse. Peggy’s Purse benevolent fund has serviced 3
needy families and has need of more funding. Motion to accept the report Cherie motioned, Jerry 2nd.
Feeding Station status. Wed night was the first night Paso Cares operated the feeding station at the
corner of Riverside and 24th street under the tent. Gail McNichols and Cherie Michaelson will be calling
volunteer feeders and will maintain the list of such. We will be needing volunteers who can spend an hour
down at the site as monitors. This is a great opportunity to spend time with the homeless for an hour a
Warming Shelter. Ed Gallagher and Cherie will be checking the weather report for rain and below 35
degree temperatures that will trigger the opening of the warming shelter. They will forward this information
to Paul Fairchild, who will post this information on our website.
We are in desperate need of chaperons for overnight stay at the warming shelter. Please consider
volunteering for this very fulfilling endeavor.
Churches that are stepping forward are: Monday- Paso Robles Community, Tuesday and Thursday- Life
Community; Wednesday- Covenant Community; Friday and Saturday- First United Methodist. We’re trying
to get another church to fill in for Sunday.
Mash - we only had 67 homeless citizens show up for the Mash event at the fairgrounds.
Meeting adjourned 1015
1. Call to Order
2. Opening Prayer
3. Minutes of November 1, 2017 General Membership Meeting (voice vote to approve)
4. Financial Reports:
a. Operating Budget and Peggy’s Purse (voice vote to approve)
5. Warming Station:
a. Highlands Church has agreed to host the WS on Friday nights. We now have commitments
for 7 nights, except the 4th Sunday of the month (Methodist Church has an event on those
b. Change temperature threshold from 35° to 40° (National Coalition for the Homeless)
c. Low rate of participation by clients
d. Need primary and backup Operations Supervisors for January, February, and March
6. Peoples’ Kitchen:
a. Schedule: Feeders arrive at 4:45; Start Feeding at 5:00; Serve seconds at 5:30; Close at
b. Supervision/security: Friday nights still open; seeking volunteers for additional persons to
7. Presentation on Full-Time Shelter Pat Basford
8. Other Items and Comments
9. Adjournment to next General Meeting, Wednesday, January 3, at 8:30 am, Adult Learning
Center, Saint Rose Church, 820 Creston Road, Paso Robles.
General Membership Meeting
December 6, 2017
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
That Paso Cares will conduct its Monthly General Meeting, which is open to the public; all members of Paso Cares are encouraged to attend. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 8:30 am
in the Adult Learning Center at St. Rose Church, 820 Creston Road, Paso Robles.
Together we can put an end to homelessness
and provide adequate food and shelter until we do!
The Warming Station will be open on the following nights, as freezing temperatures are forecast:
Each night from Monday, December 11, 2017 through Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Persons desiring to stay at the Warming Station MUST be present at Peoples' Kitchen (feeding site on the southwest corner of Riverside Avenue and 24th Street) at 5:00 pm. Persons who desire to stay at the Warming Station will be screened for general sobriety, peaceful demeanor, and not being listed on the Megan's Law register. Questions may be referred to (805) 712-4710.