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Survey for Survivors of Domestic Violence

Are you a survivor of domestic violence? We've created an online survey, in both English and Spanish, for domestic violence survivors to give feedback about their experiences accessing healthcare. You can enter to win one of two $100 Target gift cards if you participate before January 31st. Please share and re-post with friends and colleagues!


This survey is part of a collaborative project between Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County, Women's Shelter Program of San Luis Obispo County, RISE and Community Health Centers of the Central Coast, to improve service delivery for survivors of domestic violence.

English Flyer

Spanish Flyer


28th Annual Afternoon of Epicurean Delights

The 28th annual Afternoon of Epicurean Delights (AED) will be celebrated on Sunday, June 7th. 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 four of the most renowned food and beverage purveyors will be participating in the event.

All attendees arriving by car must park and take the complimentary shuttle from Shell Beach Elementary school.


Join Our Team!

Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County is Hiring

Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County currently has numerous job openings throughout the county.  Please visit our website and apply online at www.capslo.org/employment.  A completed CAPSLO application must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m. on the recruitment closing date.  For questions regarding the application process or open positions, contact (805) 544-4355.  

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"Cardboard Stories" is a film by Rethink Homelessness, a non-profit located in Central Florida that wants to change the way the world sees the homeless. Each of the homeless clients CAPSLO homeless services works with has a unique and often surprising story, too. Recently Heather, a CAPSLO Shelter Worker, reflected on the many clients who are employed yet still need shelter as they get back on their feet:

The cashier ringing up our groceries. The guy making our sandwiches during the lunch hour rush.  The bartender serving up drinks until 2 am. The bus driver making his rounds in the city.  The single mom sitting next to us in class at Cuesta College.

These are not the people that typically come to mind when we envision who the homeless in our community are, but the Maxine Lewis Memorial Shelter (MLM), at least for a brief time, has been home for each one of these hard working individuals.

Working while homeless brings its own set of challenges. One young adult, the bartender, gets to shelter after 3 am, less than 3 hours before lights at MLM come back on.  Another gentleman, the bus driver, wakes up at 4 am to start his early morning bus routes. They are fortunate enough to have jobs and a path out of homelessness, but working and using shelter services for showers, meals, a place to sleep, and support from staff as they work towards returning to a home of their own is not always easy. Shelter services run on a tight schedule, everyone contributes to the shelter upkeep through the completion of chores, and there is little privacy when you are sharing a dormitory with 49 other people.  At MLM, staff are constantly inspired by the hard work and perseverance clients exhibit while maintaining a job or staying in school.

Because homeless individuals and families that are served by MLM don't necessarily "look homeless," it can be easy to forget that many of the people navigating homelessness in the community will be homeless for three months or less and really just need temporary support while they get back on their feet and into a home of their own.  Every time a client no longer needs MLM services it is a victory hard won, and staff are so grateful to be a part of the path back to self-sufficiency.

You can make a difference for SLO County's homeless men, women, and children by making a donation to our summer fund drive for the Maxine Lewis Memorial Shelter, volunteering, or donating items off of our needs list:

  • Disposable plates (9"), bowls, hot and cold beverage cups, disposable forks, spoons, knives
  • Pens and markers
  • Trash bags and Ziploc bags
  • Plastic Wrap/aluminum foil
  • Bath towels (new or gently used)
  • Razors and shaving cream
  • Deodorant
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Hotel/travel size soap, shampoo, conditioner, and toothpaste
  • First-Aid items
  • NEW socks and NEW underwear (men, women, and children)
  • Backpacks (new or gently used)
  • Earplugs

Donated items to Homeless Services can be delivered to the Prado Day Center (preferably between 2-4pm).

For more information about ways to get involved, please contact Bryn Smith at 805.544.4355 ext 175.


Fundraising, Food, and Fun for Adult Day Center and Homeless Services

Do you like to combine fundraising with food, fun, and friends?  The Adult Day Center and Homeless Services have two tasty fundraising opportunities for you this month!


First, on August 20, the Adult Day Center will be the recipient of the Atascadero “Tuesday Evenings at the Lake” BBQ. Enjoy a Tri-tip BBQ with all the fixins!

The event is a great way to spend a warm North County evening, but to-go containers are also provided if you would like to take your meal home. The BBQ is from 5-7pm and tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors (60+), and $6 for children (11 and under). If you purchase pre-sale tickets, the Adult Day Center receives 100% of the proceeds. ADC will receive 50% of the proceeds from tickets purchased the day of the event. Please contact Grace McIntosh, gmchintosh@capslo.org, (805) 544-4355 ext 185, for ticket purchases.  Last year’s BBQ was so much fun and helped us raise over $2,000 for the Adult Day Center!

On Thursday, August 29, Homeless Services will be the recipient of a California Pizza Kitchen FUNdraiser. Bring in a copy of the attached flyer and 20% of your bill will be donated to Homeless Services. Dine in, take-out, catering, and all beverage orders are included, but you must present a copy of the flyer!  Flyers can be printed by clicking the image below, or you can come by to pick some up at 1030 Southwood Drive, SLO.  Please share with your friends and family!

Take a break from cooking and join us! We hope to see you there!   Click here for larger view of BBQ flyer.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Pizza Kitchen Fundraiser


Biz & grandkids

Click here for Pizza Kitchen flyer.                                                                                                                                                                                    

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