Coordinated Entry

People who are homeless or imminently homeless in San Luis Obispo County may go to any of three Coordinated Entry locations for a preliminary assessment and referral to available services resources.  The Coordinated Entry locations are:


North County

El Camino Homeless Organization

370 Atascadero Ave, Atascadero, CA 93422


Central County

Prado Day Center – operated by the Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo

43 Prado Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Phone:  805-786-0617

Hours:  8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Maxine Lewis Memorial Shelter – operated by the Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo

750 Orcutt Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Phone:  805-781-3993

Shelter hours:  5 p.m.-7:30 a.m.



South County

5Cities Homeless Coalition

1566 W. Grand, Grover Beach, CA  93433

Phone:  805-574-1638



Locations are accessible to persons with disabilities.  Coordinated Entry sites seek to welcome all people and do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion or creed, or national origin.


Coordinated Entry provides a standardized intake assessment and referrals to ensure a more consistent and streamlined experience for people seeking homeless assistance services.  At initial intake, persons receive a triage assessment and are given services referrals.  

Contact Social Services

Child and Adult 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)
  • 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