Community Connection Events
The Department of Social Services and Veteran Services host a community outreach event twice a year regionally in San Luis Obispo County.
The Community Connection Outreach Event excels in connecting the most vulnerable population of San Luis Obispo County to vital resources. At our one-stop shop event we will link participants to difficult-to-obtain services including health care, behavioral health, employment assistance, legal assistance, and much more.
We are always looking for passionate individuals who would like to volunteer at the events. The events for 2020 have been scheduled:
• Coastal Event: February 24, 2020 from 1pm-4pm at the Veterans Hall in Morro Bay
• North County Event: October 28, 2020 from 10am-2pm at Estrella Hall at the Paso Robles Event Center
If you are interested in volunteering please contact Jessica Lorance at [email protected]
If you are a service provider and want to sign up to have a booth at a future event please use this link:
Community Connection Event Sign Up
Are you an interested Community Member/Organization? How You Can Help . . .
Volunteer at a Warming Center in SLO County
Warming centers depend on volunteers to help staff the centers and several warming centers around the county are seeking volunteers to help provide a warm, dry place for people who are homeless. Warming centers in SLO County include:
- Arroyo Grande Warming Center in Arroyo Grande. Please call the 5Cities Homeless Coalition for more information at (805) 574-1638.
- Prado Center in San Luis Obispo. Please call (805) 786-0617.
- Atascadero Warming Center. Please email Mary Lipscomb at [email protected]
Point in Time Count 2021
The Point-in-Time (PIT) count is a count of sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons on a single night in January. HUD requires that Continuums of Care (CoCs) conduct an annual count of homeless persons who are sheltered in emergency shelter, transitional housing, and Safe Havens on a single night.
Local Agency Volunteer Opportunities
Stand Strong https://standstrongnow.org/volunteer/
Food Bank/Glean SLO http://www.gleanslo.org/volunteer.php
Paso Cares https://www.volunteerslo.org/agency/detail/?agency_id=45847
Family Care Network https://fcni.org/be-the-difference
Los Osos Cares https://www.losososcares.com/
If you would like to be added to this page please contact Russ Francis at [email protected]