Warming Station

The Warming Station will be closed until further notice.

​​People's Kitchen will not serve meals during the month of July. Operation will resume in August.
Persons desiring to stay at the Warming Station MUST appear at Peoples' Kitchen, 2345 Riverside Avenue (southwest corner of 24th Street and Riverside Avenue), Paso Robles NO LATER THAN 5:30 pm on the evening that they wish to stay at the Warming Station (held at a different location every night). EXCEPTION: On Sunday nights, Persons desiring to stay at the Warming Station MUST appear at Peoples' Kitchen NO LATER THAN4:30 PM. Paso Cares has arranged for Ride-On transportation to and from Peoples' Kitchen.
Any questions on this schedule or Paso Cares' operations may be directed to (805) 712-4710.

 1. Call to Order
 2. Opening Prayer
 3. Minutes of the General Membership Meeting August 1, 2018 (voice to approve)
 4. Financial Reports: Operating Budget and Peggy’s Purse (voice to approve)
 5. Strategic Plan: Status Report
 6. People’s Kitchen: Status Report
 7. THMA Agency Director Introduction
 8. Fundraising
 9. Warming Shelter: Status Report
10. Report to Mayor Steve Martin: Status Report
     The current number of authorized directors is seven (7), with three terms expiring in June 2019 (one is
     vacant), and four terms expiring in June 2020. The Board proposes to increase the number of Directors to
     eleven (11), with two new terms expiring June 2019 and two new terms expiring June 2020.
     New Director At Large, term expiring 6-30-2019 _______________________
     New Director At Large, term expiring 6-30-2019 _______________________
     New Director At Large, term expiring 6-30-2020 _______________________
     New Director At Large, term expiring 6-30-2020 _______________________
13. Other Items and Comments
     a. Laundry Angels
     b. 211 info
     c. Food Bank no cook bag
14. Adjournment to next General Meeting on Wednesday, October 3, 2018, at 8:30 AM, at the
     Adult Learning Center, Saint Rose Church, 820 Creston Road, Paso Robles.

General Membership Meeting
September 5, 2018

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, September 5, 2018 at 8:30 am in the Adult Learning Center at St. Rose Church, 820 Creston Road, Paso Robles.

The October 3 General Meeting of Paso Cares was called to order by President Gail McNichols
@0830 am at St Rose Adult Learning Center on Creston Road. Present were members Ed
Gallagher, Jack Phillips, Cathy Serena, Paul Fairchild, Liz Koll, Vicki Neider, Dori Stone, Sam
Nimri, Barbara Forbes, Matthew Bowden, Robert Blair and Jerry Stover. Also present were
Jacki Sebro, Ashley Eckles and Maribel Martinez from DSS.

Gail gave the invocation.

Sept minutes were presented for vote with one modification concerning the director’s terms.
Jack motioned with Cathy 2nd. All in favor, no opposition.

Financial Report- Jack presented the financial Report that was sent out on line. Plymouth
Congregational Church donated $2500 to Paso Cares. Thank you for that generous donation.
Ed motioned and Paul 2nd that we accept the financial report. All in favor, no opposition.

Peggy’s Purse- Liz Koll spoke about Peggy’s Purse- a lifeline for needy families. She has
helped numerous individuals in September with rent, gas bills, auto registrations, water bills.
These funds only go for extreme emergencies and not for recurring issues.

Warming shelter- Ed is working on the warming shelter plan/procedures.

We had 2 training sessions for chaperons at St. James. There were 20 volunteers present.
Contact Ed for training. edfgallagher@gmail.com

We need more volunteers!

Gail presented our training manual for volunteers to the police sgt and fire chief and received a
positive response. We are attempting to establish a more positive rapport with the city public
safety group.

People’s Kitchen- In September, we served 445 clients meals served by 158 volunteers, of
which include 3 downtown businesses and 13 church groups and one recreation group.
Sam and Jerry will by purchasing paper goods for the People’s Kitchen. Gail will be picking up
no cook bags from the Food Bank.

Ben is maintaining the coverage calendar, so please notify him at
benjaminbourgault@gmail.com if you plan to be absent, so he can fill those spots.

Paso Heating and Air installed venting on the sea train.

Laundry angels- we hand out bags on Friday, collect them Monday and wash them and return
them on Wednesday.

Barbara Forbes will be taking over at the Kitchen for Gail during her absence.

Fundraising- Vicki Neider spoke about us considering Sunset Car Wash on 9th street as a
fundraising opportunity for the month of November. The board will consider this during the
October 18 board meeting.

Gail has set up an instagram account (paso cares) and updated our facebook site. Paul
Fairchild will be adding new board members to our website. Caleb Landon will then update the
website to give it a more modern look.

St. James will do their fall fundraiser on October 20. Please support this endeavor as we
will be one of the beneficiaries.

The Mash homeless outreach will be held on Wednesday October 24 @ 10 am at the
fairgrounds. We will be serving lunch.

Gail will be absent until Thanksgiving.
Cathy absent October 12-22 and Ed from O
ctober 12-19.

meeting adjourned 09
Jerry Stover, secretary

Together we can put an end to homelessness

and provide adequate food and shelter until we do!


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.