Community Assistance Programs

The following is a list of general community resources. This list is not exhaustive. Please reach out to 211 or search the internet for more community resources.

2-1-1 San Luis Obispo County: 211 is a free 24-hour non-emergency telephone number that connects individuals and families with information and community resources regarding Food, Transportation, Rent/Financial Aid, Utility Assistance, Child Care, Clothing, Legal Resources, Domestic Violence, Teen Pregnancy, Addiction, etc.

Child Abuse (HOTLINE)

(805) 781-KIDS (5437) or toll free 1-800-834-KIDS (5437)

Emergency/Crisis (HOTLINE)

805-549-8989 or 800-549-8989

The Link (Family Resources)

Atascadero Family Resource Center

4507 Del Rio Ave. Building #1 Atascadero, CA 93422

Monday – Friday, 9am – 4pm (805) 794-0217

Paso Robles Family Resource Center

1802 Chestnut Street Paso Robles, CA 93446 (805) 794-0217

County of San Luis Obispo Oral Health Program

Can help you find a dentist for your child. Program staff can also answer any general oral health questions you may have. Give them a call or email them at the contact information below, they have bilingual speakers on the team. Hablamos español!


County of San Luis Obispo Oral Health Program

Lumina Alliance/ Alianza Lumina

24/7 Crisis & Information Line: 805-545-8888

Business phone number: 805-781-6400

Lumina Alliance

San Luis Obispo County Child Abuse Prevention Council



Sexual and Rape Prevention (SARP)

805-549-8989 or 800-549-8989

Services Affirming Family Empowerment (SAFE)

Mission: to provide various levels of service and provide multi-agency collaboration and coordination to seriously emotionally disturbed children and their families.


SLO SAFE Program

American Red Cross

Provides: Disaster prevention, services after disasters, volunteer opportunities, etc


SLO Red Cross

Community Action Partnership (CAPSLO)

Provides: a large variety of services for children, adolescents, and adults



CAPSLO Childcare Resource

Provides: a list of childcare facilities

(805) 541-2272

Childcare Resource CAPSLO

Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County

Provides Food to those in need

(805) 238-4664

SLO Food Bank Home Page

2021 Neighborhood Food Distributions

Homeless Assistance Program

The CalWORKs Homeless Assistance Program can provide temporary and permanent shelter for families who are homeless or have a "Pay Rent or Quit" notice.

407 Spring St

(805) 237-3110

SLO Homeless Program

San Luis Obispo County Department of Social Services


SLO Social Services

Salvation Army


SLO Salvation Army

Teen Academic Parenting Program (TAPP)



WIC (Women, Infants, Children) of San Luis Obispo

Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is a nutrition education program that helps families eat well, be active and stay healthy. WIC provides no-cost nutrition education, breastfeeding support, healthy foods and referrals to healthcare and other community services.

805-781-5570 or 800-660-3313

SLO WIC Program