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** Note on COVID-19 Updates: As of today, the Center located at 40 Prado Road, San Luis Obispo, CA: 805-544-4004, x100, is open and working with onsite partner,  Community Health Centers, to keep volunteers, clients and staff safe. Due to the ever-changing situation please call 40 Prado to get the latest information on restricted access. We are currently only allowing in-county residents in the shelter that have used our services in the past or are current participants. We are currently not accepting new clients.

In order to allow for health screening before entering the site, all people staying the night must arrive by 3 p.m. All other programs provided at 40 Prado are currently operating; this includes Recuperative Care, SLO-HUB for co-occurring mental health and substance abuse issues, case management, laundry, showers, three meals a day, safe parking, etc.  See below for a list of program needs. **


The 40 Prado Homeless Services Center is a 365 days per year facility that helps individuals and families improve their health and stability and move them towards self-sufficiency.  Services available to all participants include:

  • overnight shelter (up to 100 beds)
  • meals
  • showers
  • laundry
  • mail/phone services
  • access to case management
  • primary medical care
  • animal kennels

Specialized services include the SLO-Hub Project for individuals seeking assistance in dealing with mental health and substance use issues.

Additionally, 40 Prado serves as the Warming Center location for the City of San Luis Obispo during times of inclement weather.


This facility runs 24/7

    Program Needs

    • Sleeping Bags
    • Tents
    • Meal Prep Volunteers
    • Breakfast Foods
    • Simple Green Cleaning Solution
    • Clorox Wipes
    • Monetary Donations. If you are interested in making a monetary donation, please go to the donation page.

    See full list of needed items here. You can also find a list of needed items on the CAPSLO dollar days wishlist that can be purchased and send directly to 40 Prado. 

    40 Prado Warming Center

    The Warming Center is open November through March when the whether overnight is predicted to have a 50% chance of rain or higher or 40 degrees or colder. It is currently closed for the season.

    For more information about the 40 Prado Warming Center, please check it out here.

    40 Prado Road
    San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
    (805) 544-4004

    This program complies with the ban on discrimination in housing on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, familial status, and disability in accordance with the Fair Housing Act (42 U.S.C. §§ 3601-3619 ).

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