Helping People, Changing Lives.

Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County is a nonprofit agency that focuses on helping people and changing lives through serving nearly 40,000 persons across Central and Southern California.  We are committed to eliminating poverty by empowering individuals and families to achieve economic self-sufficiency and self-determination through a comprehensive array of community-based programs.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider

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Warming Center

Prado Warming Center to Open

The Prado Day Center will open the Warming Center on Saturday, November 19th & 20th.

Check in begins at 4:45 pm at 43 Prado Road. Those needing shelter may arrive at any time during the evening; however, once someone leaves, they may not return that night. Pets ARE allowed. Smoking is allowed in the designating smoking area. Prado is a sobriety-based facility.

Those seeking shelter from the storm are invited to utilize the warming center. At the center, overnight guests will be provided a safe dry place to sleep and a hot meal. Sleeping bags will be provided as available.

While the Warming Center closes at 8am, clients may stay on-site to access Prado Day Center services at 8:30am.

The Warming Center may be activated on future dates, depending on weather conditions.

For up-to-date information about warming center nights of operation, please call the CAPSLO Warming Center Hotline:
(805) 549-6858

WE ARE SEEKING MEAL COVERAGE for dinner for approximately 30 people for both nights. Additionally, donations of no-cook breakfast items are greatly appreciated.
For information about volunteering and/or providing meals, please contact Volunteer Coordinator Amanda Bailey at abailey@capslo.org.

The Warming Center currently needs donations of the following:

  • Large trash bags
  • Disposable plates, bowls, cups, and utensils
  • Coffee, tea, creamer, sugar
  • Breakfast Bars
  • Instant Noodles/Cup of Noodles
  • Large backpacks and sleeping bags
  • New socks
  • Raingear/ponchos/umbrellas

Donations can be dropped off at 43 Prado Road, San Luis Obispo.  For questions regarding donations, please call 805-786-0617


Mission Statement

The Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County is committed to eliminating the causes of poverty by empowering low-income individuals and families to achieve self-sufficiency through a wide array of community-based collaborations and programs.

Vision Statement

All people should have an equal chance in life to achieve economic self-sufficiency and self-determination for themselves and their families. As a result of increased self-sufficiency, the community and its citizens will reap the benefits of a more productive, responsible and economically viable society.