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Prado Day Center


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Prado Day Center, San Luis Obispo, Homeless ServicesThe founding and operation of the Prado Day Center is a testament to the efforts of numerous individuals and organizations, working together to provide a facility and service center for the homeless during the day time hours.

The site, managed by the Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County Inc and located at 43 Prado Road in San Luis Obispo, offers:

  • Restrooms and showers
  • Laundry service
  • Local phone use
  • Bus tokens
  • Mail and message service
  • Employment listings
  • Reading and writing area
  • Resume computers
  • On site health screenings
  • Children's playroom and yard
  • Community Garden

Breakfast is served daily:  8:30am - 9:30am

Prado Day Center Client Rules and Agreement

At noon, daily hot lunches are provided and served by People's Kitchen, drawing caring volunteers from all over the county.


If interested in volunteering or donating to the Prado Day Center please feel free to contact the Program Manager at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or any Prado Staff at 786-0617 and we can go over our calendar openings together.

Donations for the Prado Day Center are accepted from 1:00pm - 4:00pm daily. Please contract the Prado Day Center Manager for the most updated donation needs.

  • Breakfast serving volunteer:  Set up and serve breakfast. Daily; 8:15am - 9:30am.
  • Provide a breakfast: Call to schedule to provide a warm breakfast to approximately 100 people:  Daily; 8:15am to 9:30am.
  • Front Desk Volunteer:  8:30am - 12:00pm, 12:00pm - 4:30pm, or 8:30am - 4:30pm.
  • Donation driver:  Pick up / drop off for Maxine Lewis Memorial Shelter and Prado day center sites. Hours vary.

Friends of Prado

Friends of Prado Day Center was formed in December 1999 as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization (Non-Profit Tax ID 77-0540323) to raise funds to help support the operations of the Prado Day Center.

43 Prado Road
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(805) 786-0617