Housing El Dorado, in partnership with The Upper Room, has designed and implemented the Pathways Winter Lodging and the Pathways Day Navigation and Shower Program providing services year-round to our homeless community.
The Winter Lodging Program provides Nomadic-Style Winter Shelter from 01/01/2022 through 4/30/2022.
Currently, the western slope faith community along with the City of Placerville are graciously volunteering their facilities to host the Program. We have now secured seven nights of lodging for the 2021-2022 Program.
The Winter Lodging Program provides temporary Overnight Shelter from 5:00 pm to 7:00 am with transportation from convenient community locations, such as The Upper Room.
The Day Navigation and Shower Program provided a consistent resource for our guests to connect to supportive services.
Housing El Dorado coordinated a shower program and clothing closet access on Tuesday evenings, in collaboration with Green Valley Community Church.
Our Program Manager met guests where they are (both figuratively and with Field Visits), with services appropriate to their needs, such as :
The Day Navigation and Shower Program was made possible through grant funding from Women's Fund El Dorado and Endow El Dorado.
Without donations like yours, we cannot run programs such as the Winter Lodging Program or our Day Navigation and Shower Program. Help us today.
The Pathways Project assists clients to obtain identity documents, clothing, food, employment, social security/disability benefits, unemployment, healthcare to address chronic and acute conditions, health insurance, housing, substance abuse treatment, mental health counseling, family reunification and reconnection, 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.
Winter 2020-2021 was the first year of the Pathways Project. For our
Winter Lodging 2021 program, 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).
Navigation services were provided in the evenings.
Feedback from GVCC, staff, volunteers and guests was excellent. Guests felt safe, cared for, and supported. Their individual concerns were addressed, and they received assistance to resolve them.