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:
El Camino Homeless Organization
6370 Atascadero Ave, Atascadero, CA 93422
Phone: 1-805-462-FOOD (3663)
As of March 20th, the shelter remains open. For up to date information please see ECHO's own website.
Prado Day Center – operated by the Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo
40 Prado Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
As of March 19th, admittance policy has been changed to only allow current clients at the shelter. All other programs provided at 40 Prado are currently operating, including Recuperative Care, SLO-HUB for co-occurring mental health and substance abuse issues, case management, laundry, showers, three meals a day, and safe parking.
For up to date information, please email [email protected] or call 805-544-4004 ext 100, but please note that there could be delays in getting back to people at present. Please also see CAPSLO's 40 Prado page for updates to programs.
5Cities Homeless Coalition (5CHC)
1566 W. Grand, Grover Beach, CA 93433
As of March 16th, public office hours have been cancelled, but 5CHC remains open to telephone calls for assistance from those in need of services. South County residents who are already working with 5CHC, or who may need assistance to become housed or to avoid eviction, may contact staff at 805-574-1638. Please see 5CHC's own website for updates.
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.
“A centralized or coordinated assessment system covers the geographic area, is easily accessed by individuals and families seeking housing or services, is well advertised, and includes a comprehensive and standardized assessment tool…”.
Coordinated entry case managers monthly meetings are closed to the public