Blog and Events
Three organizations offer no-cost tax preparation services in San Luis Obispo County, with sites as far north as Paso Robles and Cambria, and as far south as Nipomo. Beginning January 30, Cal Poly VITA and United Way VITA will be offering no-cost drop in services for individuals and families earning $54,000 or less. Cal Poly’s services will be offered on campus through March 12. United Way will have sites in San Luis Obispo, Arroyo Grande, and Paso Robles, and will be open through April 2. AARP has appointments available at 9 sites throughout the county and will be providing services from Feb 2- April 15.
Families earning $53,267 and less may qualify for federal tax credits up to $6,242. Known as EITC, the Earned Income Tax Credit is intended to help lower income families increase their bottom line! And this year, for the first time, the State of California has introduced its own Earned Income Tax Credit up to $2,653. Even families who owe no taxes and may be exempt from filing are encouraged to file to ensure that they receive their EITC refunds!
Please see the attached flyers for more information about free tax preparation sites and EITC programs.
The Prado Warming Station will be opening this week and is looking for volunteers to assist with supervision and prepare and/or donate meals.
When the weather freezes (32 degrees) in the City of San Luis Obispo or when there are 2+ days of consecutive rain, the Warming Center at Prado Day Center opens at night to provide additional shelter and a hot meal to those who need it.
We are currently looking at the possibility of opening THIS Thursday, Friday and/or Saturday, and we are looking for volunteers to help cover shifts and/or bring dinner in. Staff will be on all shifts as well.
The following volunteer shifts open:
Dinner meals are needed for 6:00pm for each night for approx. 40 people. The food needs to be prepared off site and delivered to the Prado Day Center. We greatly appreciate donations of plates, bowls, cups, and utensils to serve the dinner with. Other needs are coffee, creamer, juice, cereal and sleeping bags since all persons staying at the Warming Center are given a new sleeping bag to keep.
If you have any questions, or want to sign up for a shift, please contact Amanda at email@example.com. Please share message with anyone you think might be able to help.
Thank you for your help and generosity during this stormy Christmas week!
Looking to help the Homeless this Holiday Season?
*All Gift Card Donations can be made at the main CAPSLO Office at 1030 Southwood Drive, San Luis Obispo between 8-5 daily. All Physical Donations for Maxine Lewis Memorial Shelter and Prado Day Center may be dropped off at the Prado Day Center daily between 1:00pm-4:00pm. The Prado Day Center is located at 43 Prado Road, San Luis Obispo. If further information is needed please feel free to contact Shawn Ison at firstname.lastname@example.org
With nearly $2.9 million dollars raised, the capital campaign for the new homeless services center at 40 Prado Road is getting ready for its public launch! The center at 40 Prado will combine emergency shelter services and day services currently being provided at two locations – Maxine Lewis Shelter and Prado Day Center – and will also eliminate the need for overflow sheltering at local churches and synagogue. The center at 40 Prado will streamline current programs at a significant cost savings over time. Case management is the cornerstone of this innovative center, putting individuals and families on a path that will lead to self-sufficiency. First-time clients receive individualized plans, with a focus on permanent supportive housing
The following video, produced for 40Prado.org, offers a glimpse into who we serve and why we need the support of the community to help build the new center! The video closes with a call to text slohomeless to 51555. By participating, you will be provided with updates on the campaign's progress, including future opportunities to participate. Text messaging rates do apply and you may opt out at any time! Thank you for your support!
The 29th annual Afternoon of Epicurean Delights (AED) will be celebrated on Sunday, June 5th 2016. This spectacular event will be held from 11:30 to 3:30 on the tranquil and picturesque grounds of the historic Chapman House by the Sea, nestled on the bluffs of the Pacific Ocean in Shell Beach. Proceeds benefit the Health & Prevention Division of Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County, which provides medical, educational & advocacy services for over 10,000 under-served families, women, men and youth throughout our county.
Guests at the event are invited to stroll through the serene gardens, take in the panoramic ocean views, and sit poolside while tasting food and beverages from SLO County's most renowned and award winning restaurants, caterers, wineries, breweries, and confectioners. Guests will also enjoy a variety of live music and can participate in a silent auction with items featuring local art, hand-crafted jewelry, premium and reserve wines, get-away weekends, gift baskets, and much more.
Fifty plus of the most renowned food and beverage purveyors will be participating in the event.
Please park at Shell Beach Elementary School (2100 Shell Beach Road) to take the complimentary shuttle to the event.
Parking in the neighborhood surrounding event is limited to Shell Beach residents only. If you don't live in Shell Beach you must take the shuttle from Shell Beach Elementary School.
Shuttles will start at 11:00 am and run until 4:00 pm. Thanks for taking the shuttle, as this will help to not impact the Shell Beach community.
Afternoon of Epicurean Delights sold out in 2015; make sure get your tickets early!
Tickets also make great gifts!
We recommend that your print or obtain a ticket in advance, so that you will not have to wait at will-call. Click the link above to buy tickets.
If you have questions please call the Afternoon of Epicurean Delights office at (805) 544-2498.
Your support is sincerely appreciated.
- 28th Annual Afternoon of Epicurean Delights
- Good News! Liberty Tattoo Removal Program receives donation from Church for Life of Santa Maria
- The Center for Health & Prevention now offers free education and enrollment assistance
- LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!
- 28th Afternoon of Epicurean Delights Thanks You!
- 28th Afternoon of Epicurean Delights Vendor Award Winners
- Fundraising, Food, and Fun for Adult Day Center and Homeless Services
- 28th Annual Afternoon of Epicurean Delights
- No-Cost Breast Health Screening and Mammogram Clinic Saturday, May 17
- Join us for the 6th Fancy Hat Tea Party March 29
- Survey for Survivors of Domestic Violence
- Help Low-Income San Luis Obispo County Residents Access No-Cost Health and Prevention Services
- Join Our Team!
- Community Action Partnership of SLO Co. Volunteer Opportunity
- Save the Date! TheSLODown.org Teen Night at Farmer's Market
- CAPSLO's Health & Prevention Youth Programs Presents the 12th Annual Teen Monologues
- Summer Fund Drive for Maxine Lewis Memorial Shelter Aims to Raise $15,000
- Lost Opportunities: National Head Start Association Features work of Local Photographer and CAPSLO Head Start Families
- Culinary Carnival Benefitting the Prado Day Center will be Thursday, February 27, 2014