make a difference
Together we can put an end to homelessness and provide adequate food and shelter until we do.
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 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.
THOSE IN NEED
In 2019 we made the difficult decision to not host a warming shelter. We look forward to the Paso Robles City partnership with El Camino Homeless Organization to operate a Warming Shelter in the future. In 2018, the City of Paso Robles was awarded a grant to build a Warming Shelter Facility for the homeless. In October 2019 the City of Paso Robles contracted with ECHO to operate the future Facility. Paso Cares looks forward to supporting this effort.
WHO AND WHAT WE ARE
We are men and women of Paso Robles Area 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.
One in seven people live in poverty.
Over 4,500 people are classified as living at the poverty level in Paso Robles.
These people are mostly children, and food insecure. Many do not know where their next meal is coming from.