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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It's still raining!

UPDATED: SLO Warming Center to be open during rainy weather.

Please call 211 for updated information. 

Warming Center photo by Joe Johnston, SLO Tribune. CLICK HERE for Tribune Article.

The Warming Center at the Prado Day Center will open when a 50% chance of rain or greater is predicted. 

Client 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. Overnight guests will be provided a safe dry place to sleep and a hot meal. Donations of no-cook breakfast items are greatly appreciated. Donations can be dropped off at 43 Prado Road, San Luis Obispo. For questions regarding donations, please call 805-786-0617. While the Warming Center closes at 8am, clients may access regular Prado Day Center services beginning at 8:30am.

The Warming Center may be activated on future dates, depending on weather conditions. Call 211 or SLO Hotline at 805.783.0607 for current information on Warming Stations throughout San Luis Obispo County.

The Warming Center currently needs donations of the following:

  • Sleeping bags
  • Large trash bags
  • Disposable plates, bowls, cups, and utensils
  • Coffee, tea, creamer, sugar
  • Breakfast Bars
  • Instant Noodle/Cup of Noodles
  • Large backpacks
  • New socks and warm gloves
  • Rain gear/ponchos/umbrellas

For those individuals needing immediate support, SLO Hotline is a confidential mental health support, crisis and suicide prevention telephone line which also provides mental health resource information.
Available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at 805.783.0607.


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.