ATASCADERO — El Camino Homeless Organization’s emergency winter shelter will be open each night from Monday, Nov. 9, through March of 2021.

ECHO Atascadero’s emergency winter shelter will be inside of a local church. It has space for 23 beds.

To be considered, people need to attend ECHO’s dinner meal program from 5 to 6 p.m. at 6370 Atascadero Ave. People will need to meet with ECHO staff to determine if they qualify for emergency winter shelter.

The emergency winter shelter is a low-barrier, behavioral-based program. People who stay overnight must support a safe and positive environment. Pets are not allowed. ECHO will transport people who qualify to the emergency warming shelter run by ECHO staff and volunteers.


ECHO will be operating the emergency warming shelter nightly through March of 2021.

Anyone wanting to volunteer with ECHO can visit