Community Connection Events - Postponed Until Further Notice Due to Pandemic
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.
Community Connection Outreach Events are postponed until further notice, due to the COVID pandemic.
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
The Point-in-Time (PIT) count is a count of sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons on a single night in January. HUD (US Department of Housing & Urban Development) 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.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, SLO County sought and received an exemption from HUD to carrying out the unsheltered count in 2021. As such, there are no volunteer opportunities for the 2021 PIT Count.
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]