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Winter emergency shelter opens in Atascadero

El Camino Homeless Organization in Atascadero.
Posted at 7:46 PM, Jan 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-26 01:33:10-05

The El Camino Homeless Organization opened a winter emergency shelter in Atascadero.

Officials with ECHO say the center is now open every day until March 31.

The shelter is located at the Community Church of Atascadero, which was the old warming shelter, at 5850 Rosario Ave.

Check-ins are between 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. The 20 beds are available on a first-come-first-serve basis.

"Especially with this upcoming storm, I just can't imagine someone being out in those elements, terrible really terrible rainfall terrible winds and it's really cold so we are grateful for the community that helps us put this on," said Wendy Lewis, ECHO CEO.

The organization says they are in need of volunteers and monetary donations. To find out more, visit this website.