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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
Paso Robles Community, Highlands Church, United Methodist, and Covenant Presbyterian Churches in Paso Robles and Life Community Church in Templeton, have all generously offered their facilities as temporary warming stations during the freezing and rainy nights for a warming station during the late fall and winter months.
As of February 2019, our warming station operated on 77 nights this winter. we provided 313 shelter nights, serving an average of 4.1 clients per night. Last season, through February, we operated 55 nights providing 208 shelter nights -- an average of 3.8 clients per night.
Volunteers are greatly needed to help chaperone at our warming station. Please call us at (805) 712-4710.
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.