Warming Station

The Warming Station will be open on the following nights, as cold temperatures are forecast: 

​Each night from Wednesday, February 21, 2018 through the night of Wednesday, February 28 - March 1, 2018

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.

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.

Together we can put an end to homelessness

and provide adequate food and shelter until we do!


General Meeting                                                                                           

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, February 7, 2018 at 8:30 am in the Adult Learning Center at St. Rose Church, 820 Creston Road, Paso Robles.

1. Call to Order
2. Opening Prayer
3. Minutes of the following General Membership Meetings (voice vote to approve)
     a. December 6, 2017;
     b. January 3, 2018.
4. Financial Reports: Operating Budget and Peggy’s Purse (voice vote to approve)
5. Warming Station:
     a. Check out times changed on a daily basis and vary between 6:00 and 7:00 am, based  on          Ride-On’s schedule.
     b. Seatrain container painting: Prep work by Bridge Men’s Group on Saturday, Feb. 10;
         Painting by Steve Trombley thereafter.
     c. Other
6. Peoples’ Kitchen:
     a. City is not happy with site cleanliness (i.e., trash).
     b. Do not allow diners to stay on site after 6:00 pm.
8. Other Items and Comments
     a. Strategic Plan Retreat: April 21 (Saturday): Board & 3 others
     b. Justin Winery Grant submitted January 31; Awards made in the Spring. Grant purpose is for
         indoor meal site (plus laundry and showers and possible daytime services. if we receive, we
         need to spend $5,000 on that effort and make progress by end of 2018. This project will
         demand considerable effort on our part.
     c. Fundraising and Public Relations Status: no response to email invitations. We need to
         mount a phone-based search of all of our volunteers.
     d. Parking Lot(s)
     e. Other
9. Adjournment to next General Meeting, Wednesday, March 7, at 8:30 am, Adult Learning        Center, Saint Rose Church, 820 Creston Road, Paso Robles.

The January 3 General Membership meeting of Paso Cares was called to order by President Ed
Gallagher @0835 at St. Rose Adult Learning Center on Creston Road. Present were members:
Ed Gallagher, Cherie Michaelson, Pearl Munak, Jack Phillips, Paul Fairchild, Ernie Miller, Tim
Gearhart, Cathy Serena, Gordon Bastien and Jerry Stover. Also present were Eunice Dieter,
Pat Basford and Guadalupe Sanchez from DSS.

Opening prayer by President Ed Gallagher, who asked the Lord to bless our Ministry to the
homeless for the coming year.

Financial Report. Treasurer Jack Phillips discussed the budget and Peggy’s purse. Donations
have been steady following the break in of our storage shed located next to the tent on the
corner of Riverside and 24th street. We will be purchasing supplies to replenish those that
were stolen. Our new insurance binders have been mailed out to our churches and the city.
A motion to accept the budget and financial report was made by Jerry and 2nd by Tim. Voice
vote to accept.

Warming Station. Discussion was made regarding check out time to be changed from 6 am
to 7 am. We were in favor of asking the churches to allow check out of clients at 7 am, but
apparently Ride-On is unable to meet the new time frame due to the large number of calls that
they get from commuters.

We were planning on renting a sea train storage unit, but Tony Ritter from Ritter
Construction graciously volunteered to donate a new 20’ unit to our ministry. Thank You

Back up Operations Supervisor- Since Brenda Schoennauer volunteered to be the caller for
shelter opening and Rick has been calling chaperones, we felt that there wasn’t a need to
create a position of back up operations supervisor. Cherie volunteered to fill in if necessary.

We discussed amending rules regarding behavior at the warming station and what behavior
would cause an individual to be barred. We also discussed the need for coordination between
agencies regarding blackballed individuals. (Echo, 5 cities, etc). This will be discussed at a later

People’s Kitchen. We discussed the need to recruit individuals from our list of volunteers to
be Greeters and Monitors at the feeding site. Please Volunteer for 1 hr a week.

Pat Basford spoke about his desire to establish more housing for homeless Veterans. We
pointed out that there is already an open section 8 list for such individuals.

Tim Gearhart also spoke about establishing a hub to help low income disadvantaged people in
our community. The hub will coordinate different agencies and groups to help these folks.

We will be trying to nail down a date for our Strategic Plan meeting hosted by SPOKES.

A fundraiser is greatly need as we look to the future or Paso Cares, as we desire a more
permanent location.

Meeting adjourned at 945 am Next Meeting February 7, 2018

jerry Stover, Secretary

General Membership Meeting
February 7, 2018