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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, 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 not accepting out-of-county individuals at this time. In county residents with ID are accepted with a minimum length of residency not required.

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
  • 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 and the Recuperative Care Program that provides a safe place to recuperate and convalesce for individuals who would otherwise be discharged to the streets.

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

    • New Sleeping Bags
    • Breakfast Foods
    • Coffee
    • Mens Sweatpants (L, XL)
    • Mens Socks and Underwear (L, XL)
    • New Paper Plates
    • Shampoo
    • Men’s Shaving Cream
    • Plastic Razors
    • Tweezers
    • Monetary Donations

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

    If you are interested in making a monetary donation, please go to the donation page.

    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. 

    For more information about the 40 Prado Warming Center, click the button below.

    40 Prado Safe Parking with Housing Case Management

    The 40 Prado Safe Parking programs offers individuals living in their cars a safe place to park overnight at 40 Prado as well as access showers, meals, mental and physical health services, and housing case management.

    Questions? Contact Sofi Mundschau at (805) 458-2984

    Railroad Safe Parking

    The Railroad Safe Parking programs offers individuals living in their cars a safe place to park overnight by the railroad station with no case management required. Check in is from 6pm to 7pm seven days a week.

    Questions? Contact Sofi Mundschau at (805) 458-2984 or click the link below.


    SLO Hub offers counseling and recovery services for homeless individuals experiencing co-occurring mental health and substance abuse challenges. This program is a collaboration between CAPSLO and Restorative Partners and is funded by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

    For more information about SLO Hub, please contact Crystal Racicot, Lead Case Manager, at 805-440-6168.

    Recuperative Care Program

    40 Prado provides 6-beds, for 24-hour per day Recuperative Care Program that provides a safe place to recuperate and convalesce for individuals who would otherwise be discharged to the streets. In addition to providing emergency shelter beds 24 hours a day – 7 days a week, the program also provides around the clock staffing, case management, and is staffed by an RN who helps coordinate appropriate follow-up care and ensures that discharge plans are followed and adjusted as needed. Clients are referred to the program by the discharging hospital or a skilled nursing facility only.

    Please contact Grace McIntosh, Deputy Director at or at 805-544-4004 for more information.

    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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