Create and promote affordable housing solutions and support services that nurture individuals and families while encouraging self-sufficiency on the
Western Slope of El Dorado County.
Research has found that providing housing first is the most efficient path out of homelessness and into self-sufficiency as it provides stability which aids growth, decreases taxpayer emergency service costs, improves the health and mental health of participants and improves the overall quality of life of the community
“Housing El Dorado and El Dorado Community Foundation provide a strong support system for our new Pathways Project. For the first time our vulnerable population will have winter housing 7 nights a week with extra services to help them move their lives forward in a positive way. We are so grateful for Green Valley Church for providing a location. "
“I am feeling energized by our new Housing El Dorado organization. The guidance and support from Bill Roby and EDCF staff is propelling us forward. Community members are stepping up to help and our dream of a winter housing program for our homeless neighbors is really coming true. And special thanks to Charlie McDonald of the Upper Room who is taking on the operation of the Pathways Winter Housing Project. He is an incredibly devoted, heartfelt person with wonderful leadership skills.”
"Nothing moves community forward to success without hours spent on creating the structural foundation of an organization that will succeed. Since July the El Dorado Community Foundation has been a part of a community conversation that spans a scope of work from winter housing to affordable and workforce housing in general across the western slope of El Dorado County. Pathways Project is a part of the overall mission to bring stability and a place to live to those who wish to call this place home."
"It never ceases to amaze me what a small
group of very determined and caring people can do when they come together for a good cause. The Pathways Winter housing project started as an idea and was brought to life because the people involved made it happen."
“In housing individuals so much can be accomplished in moving them forward into sustainability in both their housing and their lives.”