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Homeless Services Holiday Needs 2016

The holiday season is upon us and we are preparing for the annual CAPSLO Homeless Services holiday party and gift giveaway for individuals and families who use the Prado Day Center and the Maxine Lewis Memorial Shelter.

Every year, this community floors us with an outpouring of generosity-- ensuring that the most vulnerable members of our community have a happy holiday season. Linked here is the current Holiday Donations needs list and wishlists for children whose families are currently using Prado Day Center and/or Maxine Lewis Memorial Shelter services. 

Our client holiday party and gift giveaway will be on held on December 22 this year. Please drop off all donations no later than December 21.

All Gift Card Donations can be made at the main CAPSLO Office 1030 Southwood Drive, San Luis Obispo.

All other donations (unwrapped please) for Maxine Lewis Memorial Shelter and Prado Day Center may be dropped off between 1:00pm-4:00pm daily at Prado Day Center, 43 Prado Road, San Luis Obispo.

If additional information is needed please contact Homeless Services Manger Shawn Ison at sison@capslo.org.

Thank you for making a difference for SLO County's homeless men, women, and children during this season of giving!


A day in the Life of CAPSLO

What is Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County or CAPSLO?

CAPSLO is “helping people and changing lives.” CAPSLO is a Head Start, helping the homeless, and improving the health of thousands of teens and adults. CAPSLO is helping eligible households save energy and money while staying warm in the winter and cool in the summer. CAPSLO is making sure our veterans have a safe place to call home. CAPSLO is assisting low-income seniors to age in place with increased accessibility at home and affordable, quality adult day care. CAPSLO is helping families access quality child care, early educational opportunities, and resources that help people become the best parents they can be!

While there is no way to tell the entire story in 5 minutes or less, this glimpse into “A Day in the Life” captures a variety of ways in which CAPSLO programs help people 24 hours a day, 365 days per year.

Thank you Barnett Cox & Associates for producing this video!


Rain's in the forecast!

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


Eat pizza to raise money for CAPSLO Youth Programs!

This month is SLOcals' month at Woodstock's Pizza San Luis Obispo. Woodstocks' is showing their support and appreciation for local businesses and organizations by hosting a series of one night fundraisers! CAPSLO Youth Programs was chosen as the beneficiary on Wednesday, September 28. This is a chance to raise money for CAPSLO's Health and Prevention Youth Programs Division to show your appreciation and support for the impact they make for the community and for the health and wellness of local youth!

The fundraiser will be taking place from 5pm-8:00pm on Wednesday, September 28th. Print out the embedded flier and then present it with your order to dine in or pickup. Up to 25% of sales made from that time will be donated to CAPSLO Youth Programs.



Get your tickets now for Afternoon of Epicurean Delights!

Tickets are now on sale for an Afternoon of Epicurean Delights (AED), the Central Coast event that keeps people coming back year after year. We will be celebrating the 29th year of this spectacular event on Sunday, June 5th. The historic Chapman House by the Sea in Shell Beach will open its gates and welcome guests from 11:30 to 3:30.

Please join us for a day filled with music, lovely gardens, panoramic ocean views and renowned food and beverages.

Get your tickets early, as we sold out last year. We don‛t want you to find yourself standing outside the gate looking in at the exquisite Estate grounds and wishing that you were inside.

Tickets are $125.00 and may be purchased online through Brown Paper Tickets, or directly from the Community Action Partnership Health & Prevention Division office: phone (805) 544-2498. Complimentary shuttles start at 11:00 am from Shell Beach Elementary School and Pismo Beach City Hall.

For those not living on the Central Coast, an Afternoon of Epicurean Delights has become the best excuse for a get-away weekend.
The 29th Annual Afternoon of Epicurean Delights flyer

Sincere gratitude to all of our supporters 

Event Sponsors:
Joan Gellert-Sargen
Bolton and company

Event Underwriters:
Bill Gaines Audio
Breakaway Tours & Event Planning
Glenn Burdette
Central Coast Printing
Jay and Carol Devore
El Dorado Broadcasting
Edward Jones Financial Advisor: David A Gaddis
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New Times/SUN
San Luis Ambulance
Shell Beach Floral Design
Cheryl Strahl
Tolosa Press
Carl Weber

Kristen Black
Hot Club of SLO
Ortega Band
Tim Jackson
David Lynch & friends
The Lucky Nines

Ancient Peaks Winery
Baileyana Winery
Big Sky Café
Blackhorse Espresso & Bakery
Blue Sky Bistro
California Fresh Market
Cambria Estate Winery
Castoro Cellars
Chamisal Vineyards
Claiborne & Churchill Vintners
Cottonwood Canyon Winery
Cracked Crab
Del’s Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant
Edna Valley Vineyards
Filipponi Ranch
Firestone Walker Brewery
Frolicking Frog Wines
Gerald’s Olde Tyme Chocolates
Groves on 41
Harmony Cellars
J Lohr Vineyards & Wines
Jaffa Café Mediterranean Cuisine
Kelsey See Canyon Vineyards
Kenneth Volk Vineyards
Laetitia Vineyard & Winery
Linn’s of Cambria
Marisol at The Cliffs
Pear Valley Vineyards
Opolo Vineyards
Peachy Canyon Winery
Peloton Cellars
Penny’s All American Cafe
Popolo Catering
Saucelito Canyon Vineyard
Sculpterra Winery & Sculpture Garden
Seaside Café & Bakery
Shell Beach Brewhouse
Splash Café
Still Waters Vineyards
Sweet Alexis Bakery
Tablas Creek Vineyard
Tap It Brewing Co.
Tahoe Joe’s Famous Steakhouse
Testa Catering
Trader Joe’s
Upper Crust Trattoria
Wild Horse Winery
Windows on the Water Restaurant and Bar
Wolff Vineyards
Zorro’s Café & Cantina

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