Family Resources

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Hotline Phone Numbers

911 - Emergency Services Phone Number (United States and Canada)

988 - Suicide and Crisis Lifeline - SAMHSA

211 or 1-800-549-8989 - Federal, State and local resources 24/7

Alcoholics Anonymous (805) 541-3211

California Poison Control System Hotline 1-800-222-1222

California Warm Peer Line - 1-855-845-7415 for 24/7 non-emergency support to talk to a peer counselor

Child Welfare Services (CWS) - Services concerned with welfare of a child including neglect, abuse and commercial trafficking (805) 781-1700

Crisis Text Line - Text HOME to 741741 24/7 crisis support

Disaster Distress Helpline 1-800-985-5990 or text "TalkWithUs" to 66746 24/7 support

Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-7233

Drug or alcohol abuse help 1-800-879-2772 or 1-916-327-3728

Fussy Baby Network Warmline (English & Spanish) 1-888-431-2229

Lumina Alliance (Formerly RISE & Stand Strong) (805) 545-8888

Mental Health Evaluation Team 1-800-838-1381 24/7 support

National Crisis Line 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)

National Human Trafficking Hotline 1-888-373-7888 or Text "Be Free" (233-733)

National Maternal Mental Health Hotline - Call or text 1-833- 9-HELP4MOMS or 1-833-943-5746 - For expecting & new moms experiencing mental health concerns or needing extra support 24/7 (English & Spanish)

National Suicide Prevention 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255) or text 838255

Postpartum Depression Support Line - Pregnancy & Parenting Support program (formerly Alpha) providing support and access to counseling (805) 541-3367

Postpartum Support International SLO County Coordinator (805) 994-0873 or [email protected]

SLO Hotline - Mental health, postpartum depression, suicide prevention (805) 783-0607 24/7 support

WIC Breastfeeding Support Line (805) 781-4344


Food Assistance 

Apply for CalFresh - California's Food Stamps Program (formerly known as SNAP) or call 1-800-831-3002

Find Meals for Kids in SLO County

SLO Food Bank - Free Food Distribution Locations, Food Pantries and Meal Sites Phone: (805) 238-4664

Pandemic EBT 3.0 is officially here!  Phone: (877) 328-9677 Monday - Friday 6 AM - 8 PM


Health & Wellness

CDPH - Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention 

CenCal Health Transportation 855-659-4600

Center for Autism & Related Disorders (CARD) 877-448-4747

CHC Transportation Services - Free transportation to and from the clinic Monday - Friday. CenCal Members 1(855) 659-4600 and non-CenCal Patients 1(877) 743-3242

Child Development Resource Center - Educational and therapeutic programs - preschool and school age (805) 544-0801

Child Health and Disability Prevention Program (CHDP) - A preventative program to prevent and detect early diseases and disabilities. It provides periodic health assessments, services and referrals to low income children and youth. Find a local CHDP provider or call 805 781-5527

Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention - County of San Luis Obispo - testing for children 0-21 years

Dental Providers - May be accepting new Medi-Cal Patients. For additional help (800) 322-6384

Help Me Grow - Free developmental screening and linkages to services that encourage optimal growth for children birth to 5 years of age. Text or call - North County (805) 440-1878 or South County (805) 305-1878

Jack's Helping Hand, Inc. - Assist children with special needs and cancer (805) 547-1914

LAGS Recovery Centers, Inc. (LRC) - Recovery/out-patient treatment center, working with people with substance use problems and mental health issues (805) 332-4568

Martha's Place - Behavioral Assessment Center - ages 0-5 years (805) 781-4948

MP Health - Mental health resource for parents/caregivers with children ages 0-5 years. No cost services for physical, occupational and speech therapies in English and Spanish (805) 235-2547

Medi-Cal or Covered California - New! Starting January 2024, full-scope Medi-Cal for you and your family, regardless of age and immigration status. You can qualify if you have a low income and are undocumented. Contact: Bernie Rubio, Patient Services Representative (Hablo Español) (805) 781-4838

For more information about Medi-Cal - visit, or apply online at or call your local

DSS office:

Arroyo Grande (805) 474-2000Nipomo (805) 931-1800
Atascadero (805) 461-6000Paso Robles (805) 237-3110
Morro Bay & Cambria (805) 772-6405SLO (805) 781-1600

Nurse Home Visiting - County of San Luis Obispo - Guidance and support from a nurse or advocate for new parents (free) (805) 788-2068

SLO County Help Me Grow - Free early intervention services for developmental screenings and linkage to services for children 0-5 years (805) 544-4355

SLO Noor Foundation Health Clinics (805) 439-1797- Free medical, dental and vision care for uninsured, low-income individuals on the Central Coast. Services available in SLO (Monday - Thursday) and Paso Robles (Wednesday)

Tri-Counties Regional Center (805) 543-2833

WIC can refer you to other helpful services. Learn more in the guide Ask WIC for Referrals. English | Spanish


General Resources 

California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) -  Monthly temporary cash aid program and offers a wide range of services for low income families with a child(ren) in the home. Apply online at

CAPSLO - Water Assistance / Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) - One-time assistance program designed to help households that are facing the threat of imminent disconnection, have already been disconnected or are past due on Water or Wastewater bills. Email: [email protected], Fax: (805) 594-1065 or Mail: CAPSLO, 3970 Short St., Ste 110, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 completed applications

California Department of Child Support Services - Assists with getting child support call 1-866-901-3212 or visit or contact your county social services agency

COVID-19 Rent Relief (expired) - Helping income-eligible households pay rent and utilities, both for past due and future payments

Disaster Relief - Financial assistance may be available to those who have been displaced or lost their homes following a disaster

Eckerd Connects - Free career planning & transition support, job readiness workshops, job training, resume writing help & interviewing techniques (805) 439-2557 or email [email protected]

Employment Development Department (EDD) - Unemployment Insurance & State Disability Insurance (805) 858-3508 ext. 3 Benefits and Resources for Undocumented Workers - Guide for completing a claim form for Paid Family Leave benefits - English I Spanish

Family Resource Center Directory - General needs and system navigation

Financial Support - For all tax credits and stimulus funds, families must file taxes. Learn more at, and

Gatherings Thrift - Lightly used and new clothing, toys, books, housewares and goods available through a referral organization for free to those in need (805) 464-4483

Housing Referrals:

Immigrant Legal Defense Center - Serving San Luis Obispo families who need representation in immigration court (805) 886-9136

Lumina Alliance (formerly RISE & Stand Strong) Support and resources for survivors of sexual and intimate partner violence through 24-hour Crisis Line, emergency shelter, transitional housing, counseling services, legal services, latinx services, children's services, education and prevention (805) 545-8888

Paid Family Leave - Insurance Program 1-877-BE-THERE (English) 1-877-379-3819 (Spanish) Benefits and Resources for Undocumented Workers

Phone Options - Free government phone program to qualifying households 1 (888) 321-5880

Public Charge - Participating in WIC, Medi-Cal, school meals, CalFresh, housing programs, testing, vaccination and care for COVID-19 will not impact immigration status. For more information, visit

Salvation Army  (805) 481-0278 Arroyo Grande, (805) 466-7201 Atascadero, (805) 772-7062 Morro Bay, (805) 544-2401 - San Luis Obispo, (805) 238-9591 Paso Robles

SLO Legal Assistance Foundation (SLOLAF) - Providing free legal services and resources to people in need. Assistance in English and Spanish  (805) 543-5140

Tax Filing Assistance - File taxes online:, IRS child tax credit:, non-filer tool: and help completing IRS form:

UndocuSupport in San Luis Obispo County - Financial support for undocumented and mixed status families to help with rental assistance, utility payments, transportation, groceries and health needs. 

Utility & Home Energy Support 


Pregnancy & Breastfeeding 

Baby Friendly Hospitals

Central Coast Breastfeeding Coalition - Lactation Services

French Medical Center - Maternal Classes and Events & in-person & out-patient breastfeeding consults (805) 541-2229

Growing with Baby - Providing in-person and virtual breastfeeding support (805) 543-6988

Kick It California - Help to quit smoking or vaping. Text message specifically for pregnant women - to sign-up text "MOM" to 222888

La Leche League - Breastfeeding, support groups & information 

Marijuana and Pregnancy English (PDF) | Spanish (PDF)

Mother to Baby - Provide evidence-based information about medications and other exposures during pregnancy and while breastfeeding 1-866-626-6847 or text 855-999-3525

National Maternal Mental Health Hotline - Call or text 1-833- 9-HELP4MOMS or 1-833-943-5746 - For expecting & new moms experiencing mental health concerns or needing extra support 24/7 (English & Spanish)

Pregnancy & Parenting Support of San Luis Obispo (805) 541-3367

Sierra Vista Medical Center - Birth and Parenting Classes 

Simply Mama Breast Pumps -  Get a free breast pump covered by Medi-Cal or Medi-Cal Managed Care plan (805) 541-1462

Twin City Community Hospital - Baby Care & Breastfeeding Classes

WIC Breastfeeding Support Line (805) 781-4344


Infants & Children 

CAPSLO - Find Child Care (888) 727-2272

CAPSLO - Child Care Subsidy - Assistance with child care payments (888) 727-2272

CAPSLO - Family Member, Friend or Neighbor Offering Care English flyer I Spanish flyer - Do you provide care for children ages 0 through school-age? Assistance for License Exempt Child Care Programs (805) 541-2272 or email [email protected]

CAPSLO - Childcare Resource Connection (805) 541-2272

CAPSLO - Help Me Grow - Free developmental screening and linkages to services that encourage optimal growth for children birth to 5 years of age. Text or call - North County (805) 440-1878 or South County (805) 305-1878

Car Seat Inspections - County of San Luis Obispo (805) 781-1568

Car Seat Inspections - CHP SLO (805) 594-8700, Templeton (805) 434-1822

CDC's Developmental Milestones 

Childcare Centers/Preschools 

Early Learning Centers - Free Part-Day State Preschool program managed by the SLO County Office of Education - for children ages 3-5! Locations: Atascadero, Grover Beach, Nipomo, Oceano, Paso Robles & San Miguel. Contact Marisol Espino: [email protected] (805) 782-7275

Head Start & Early Head Start (805) 542-0320

Migrant and Seasonal Head Start - ages 0-5 years (805) 544-4355

Parent Connection of SLO County - Parenting classes and coaching services to make parenting less stressful and more rewarding (805) 543-3700

Parents Helping Parents - Supports and empowers SLO County families who have children with disabilities or special needs through various programs and services (805) 543-3277

Vaccines & Immunizations - County of San Luis Obispo - Vaccines (shots) help protect children from serious and sometimes deadly diseases. Make sure your child(ren) get shots when they need them. For more info about immunizations: DCDC/Pages/immunize.aspx



Substance Abuse 

Suicide and Crisis Lifeline dial 988 - 24/7 free and confidential support for people in distress to prevent suicide

Alcoholics Anonymous (805) 541-3211

Central Coast Hotline (800) 783-0607 - Mental health guidance, crisis and suicide prevention line 24/7

Drug & Alcohol Services - County of San Luis Obispo - 12-18 years old and families (800) 838-1381, SLO Clinic (805) 781-4275 main line, Atascadero Clinic (805) 461-6080, Grover Beach Clinic (805) 473-7080, Paso Robles Clinic (805) 226-3200, Youth Treatment (under age 18) (805) 781-4754

Kick It California - Help to quit smoking, vaping and smokeless tobacco - Telephone coach: English 1-800-300-8086 Spanish 1-800-600-8191 or text "Quit Vaping" or "Quit Smoking" to 66819. Text message specifically for pregnant women - to sign-up text "MOM" to 222888

Narcotics Anonymous (800) 549-7730 (24 hr line for Central Coast)

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services administration SAMHSA (800) 622-HELP (4357) - Treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for people facing mental and/or substance use disorders

WIC Breastfeeding & Substance Use support