In December 2015, Paso Cares began operating a Warming Station for the homeless in the Paso Robles Area on winter nights (between November 1 and April 1) that were rainy or freezing. We are looking into expanding our scope of operation to include more services to the homeless, such as providing showers, laundry, and more.
We serve weekday dinners at our open air dining tent located at 24 Street and Riverside Drive in Paso Robles.
Dinner service starts at 5pm and ends at 5:45. During dinner, greeters help connect our guests to other services
Saturday lunch is provided at Saint James church in Paso Robles at 13th and Oak.
Sunday dinners are served at our tent at 4pm instead of 5pm.
There are many diverse services available to the homeless from other non-profit and government organizations. Please see the websites linked below for more information.
The County of San Luis Obispo’s Department of Social Services provides a “Community Resources Card” (pdf file) on its website. This card lists several agencies and organizations (and each’s contact information) that provide a wide range of services for the homeless in San Luis Obispo County.
affordable rental housing
Affordable Rental Housing: The City of Paso Robles maintains a list of all apartment complexes in and around the City that offer below market rate rents for low income persons. Here is a list of the complexes and contact information for each.
Feeding the homeless
Free meals for the homeless are provided in Paso Robles as follows:
Monday - Friday: Paso Cares serves dinner between 5:00 and 6:00pm on City-owned property located on the southwest corner of 24th Street and Riverside Avenue.
Saturday: St James Episcopal Church serves lunch in their Parish Hall at 514 14th Street between 12:00 and 1:00pm.
Sunday: First Methodist Church serves dinner between 4:00 and 5:00pm on City-owned property located on the southwest corner of 24th Street and Riverside Avenue.
El Camino Homeless Organization (ECHO) is North County’s homeless shelter serving all of the communities in North San Luis Obispo County.
ECHO is a 50-bed transitional shelter helping families and individuals find permanent housing within three months of entering ECHO. ECHO provides case management services to the homeless, helping them create an action plan, live with new behaviors, find a job, and locate a permanent home. Other social service agencies depend on ECHO. In addition, a group serves up to 80 dinners each evening for anyone who is hungry thanks to our network of dedicated volunteers. ECHO is located at 6370 Atascadero Mall, Atascadero. (It is near Atascadero Bible Church and Atascadero High School.)
For more information about ECHO, please visit their website at
echoshelter.org; you can post an email on the website at the bottom of the About Page or phone them at (805) 462-3663.
For information about ECHO’s intake process for individuals and families who are homeless, please call or email Kathleen Brintnall, Shelter Coordinator, 805 539-7504, firstname.lastname@example.org.