The County of San Luis Obispo Department of Social Services provides public services that promote self-sufficiency, health and well-being.  These programs help ensure the protection of children, the elderly and dependent adults, and provide a safety net for individuals and families who need assistance with basic necessities, such as food, housing and health care.

Mission

We partner with the community to enhance self-sufficiency while ensuring that safety and basic human needs are met for the people of San Luis Obispo County.

Vision

A responsible and caring community:  Safe, Resilient, and Healthy

Guiding Principles

  • We strive to eliminate poverty and abuse
  • We believe all people have strengths
  • We work together to assist in removing barriers and finding solutions
  • We strive to meet the unique needs of each community, family, and individual
  • We commit to fairness and equity

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Contact Social Services

Child Hotline Information:

  • If you suspect there is an emergency requiring immediate intervention, call 911
  • To report suspected child abuse or neglect call the 24 hour Child Abuse Hotline at (805) 781-KIDS (5437) or toll free 1-800-834-KIDS (5437)

Adult Hotline Information:

  • If you suspect there is an emergency requiring immediate intervention, call 911
  • To report suspected elder abuse or neglect call the Adult Services Hotline at (805) 781-1790 during regular business hours, or after business hours call (844) 729-8011
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