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Warming Center Information

SLO Warming Center to be open during rainy weather.

Please call 211 for updated open dates!

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.