Paso Robles ECHO Shelter Celebrates One Year •

The Paso Robles ECHO Shelter Celebrates One Year.

The “echo homeless” is an organization that provides shelter for the homeless in Paso Robles. The shelter has been operating since 2016 and celebrates its one year anniversary this month.

Over 18,000 meals have been provided at the shelter.

PASO ROBLES — El Camino Homeless Organization (ECHO) Paso Robles is celebrating its one-year anniversary at its newest location, 1134 Black Oak Drive in Paso Robles, which was once a Motel 6. 

A handful ECHO employees opened their doors to people and families needing refuge on December 7 of last year. Since then, ECHO has been working hard to open the facility as a full-service shelter with numerous emergency shelter rooms, a food service program, and case management supporting services, the first of its kind in Paso Robles. Over 15,000 nights of lodging have been supplied, and over 600 men, women, and children have received assistance in the last year. There are also further milestones, such as:  

The number of clients who have been housed is 47.

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The number of clients that were employed was 50.

Clients enrolled in the 90-day program: 21

The total number of meals served was 18,595.

Showers in Numbers: 400

“We are quite happy with the one-year outcomes of our new facility in Paso Robles,” Wendy Lewis, President/CEO of ECHO, says. “Many people and families are getting the care they need to return to permanent home.” 

“At this critical juncture, we’d want to express our gratitude to the community for believing in our Paso Robles vision,” she says. “We’ve had so many contributors, companies, civic and religious groups join engaged that we’re overwhelmed by the outpouring of support.”

Brian is one such success tale. A soldier who served his nation but ended himself on the streets. He got home via our veteran’s aid partners after a brief stay with ECHO. When our supporters learned that he had few belongings, they banded together to send numerous things to help him begin his new life in his own house. He was grateful and optimistic about his fresh start in life, and he still is.

In Atascadero and Paso Robles, ECHO offers three safe and secure overnight shelters to fulfill the urgent needs of families and individuals who have become homeless. Clients in ECHO Atascadero’s unique residency program get case management assistance to help them in obtaining employment and long-term housing within three months of joining the shelter program. Clients learn life skills such as budgeting, health care management, and social communication and interaction while enrolled in the program. Residents are empowered to move in a good direction as a consequence of this practical assistance, which includes aiding them in gaining the skills and services they need to become self-sufficient, including safe housing.

Each facility has a team of 1,500 community volunteers who help administer the facilities and food programs, feeding over 100 meals each evening to shelter occupants and the homeless population. 

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