Housing El Dorado has designed and implemented the Pathways Winter Lodging Program and the Pathways Street Outreach Program providing services year-round to our homeless community.
In collaboration with Green Valley Community Church, Housing El Dorado coordinates a Street Outreach Program that provides a consistent resource for connecting our guests to showers and gives access to the clothing closet on Friday mornings and provides consistent, reliable transportation throughout the week.
Our staff and volunteers meet our guests where they are (both figuratively and with Field Visits), with services appropriate to their needs, such as:
This program has been made possible through grant funding from the El Dorado Opportunity Knocks Continuum of Care.
The Pathways Project assists clients to obtain identity documents, clothing, food, transportation, showers, employment, social security/disability benefits, unemployment, healthcare to address chronic and acute conditions, health insurance, housing, substance abuse treatment, mental health counseling, and improved sense of well-being by being valued and empowered during the process.
At Pathways, services are provided based on Housing First Principles and there are no litmus tests for race, ethnicity, sexual orientation or identification, income, or education. Clients are provided ongoing engagement using a client-centered approach to meet clients where they are and identify areas of needs and highest priorities. Individual case plans are developed that include observable and measurable goals and the support and facilitation necessary to achieve those goals.
Without donations like yours, we cannot run programs such as the Winter Lodging Program or our Street Outreach Program. Help us today.
Housing El Dorado partnered with The Upper Room Dining hall to serve 59 individuals, aged 23-75, and provided 503 bed nights of shelter during the months of December 2022 - February 2023 at a facility donated by the City of Placerville. Navigation services were provided in the evenings.
Feedback from staff, volunteers, and guests were excellent. Guests felt safe, cared for, and supported. Their individual concerns were addressed, and they received assistance to resolve them.
Winter 2021-2022 was the second year of the Pathways Winter Lodging Program. We served 79 individuals, aged 18-70, and provided 1,429 bed nights during the months of December 2021 - April 2022 at Faith Episcopal Church, Foothills United Methodist Church, Discovery Hills Church, Green Valley Community Church, and a facility donated by the City of Placerville.
Winter 2020-2021 was the first year of the Pathways Project. We served 49 individuals, aged 18-75, and provided 761 bed nights during the months of January - March 2021 at Green Valley Community Church (GVCC).