One-stop Listing for Local Services and Resources
This Resource List list developed and maintained by a CAPSLO Community Resource Specialist, compiles services and resources available to families.
Topics include Basic Needs, Children, Financial Assistance, Health, and Immigrant Support. This "living document" is designed for viewing by providers working with the public rather than by the general public directly. It is a Google spreadsheet that anyone can view.
Family Resource Centers
A full listing of Family Resource Centers in San Luis Obispo County can be found here:
Contact an advocate or staff member at a Family Resource Center for support with non-medical needs such as food, clothing, shelter, parent education and navigating social services.
Please note that services and hours of operation may be modified due to COVID-19.
Download this flyer for the following contact information for CAPSLO and The Link Family Advocates and other resources:
Bilingual family advocates at The Link Family Resource Center help families countywide with services that include support accessing food, housing, clothing, health care, and parent education.
Early Childhood Advocate services are available for pregnant women and families with children ages 0 - 5. Download the Link Brochure in English/Spanish here.
SLO County Eviction Protection
The SLO Legal Assistance Foundation (SLOLAF) website provides FAQs, in English and Spanish, regarding COVID-19 evictions for residential tenants in SLO County: slolaf.org. For additional assistance in English or Spanish, contact the SLO Legal Assistance Foundation at (805) 543-5140 or email email@example.com.
SLOLAF is also operating a landlord - tenant clinic at the San Luis Obispo County Courthouse. The Clinic provides free help to low-income landlords and tenants who are navigating the eviction process without an attorney. The Clinic coordinator is bilingual English/Spanish and can help eligible participants file and respond to unlawful detainer (eviction) complaints, prepare notices, proof of service, and all other court forms and filings related to evictions, including getting security deposits back. These services are available regardless of citizenship status.
Walk-in service available at 1050 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo.
Monday - Thursday 9am - noon and 1 - 4pm. Friday 9am - noon.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 805-548-0797
SLO County also provides eviction information at: https://www.emergencyslo.org/en/eviction-clarification.aspx
SLO County Rental Assistance
CA COVID-19 Rent Relief will help income-eligible households pay rent and utilities, both for past due and future payments. Learn more at https://housing.ca.gov/
5 Cities Homeless Coalition (5CHC) provides information and support for both tenants and landlords in determining eligibility and applying for funds from the CA COVID-19 Rent Relief Program. Deposit assistance is available through 5CHC along with access to other local resources.
Call 5CHC at (805) 574-1638, or the program toll-free line (833) 430-2122. Appointments are taken from 9am - 8pm Monday - Friday and Sunday from 10am - 4pm. https://5chc.org/
North County residents can contact ECHO for assistance applying for the CA COVID-19 Rent Relief Program and support accessing other local resources. Call (805) 462-3663 or visit https://www.echoshelter.org/.
The Salvation Army is currently assisting tenants with rental assistance through the California COVID-19 Rent Relief Program. They help by determining eligibility and offering technical support to complete an application. Staff are available to answer client questions and complete the application by appointment only. Call (833) 687-0967 to make an appointment. (Appointments to submit an application is approximately 2 hours long.) https://sanluisobispo.salvationarmy.org/
Updated information on rental relief can be found here as well: https://www.recoverslo.org/en/rent-relief.aspx
Eligible households may receive a temporary monthly discount off the cost of broadband service from an approved provider along with one-time discounts on a device. Households with a child enrolled in the free/reduced lunch program qualify. Learn more at https://getemergencybroadband.org/
CAPSLO Financial Resource Specialist
Reyna Solis can assist families with managing money, prioritizing bills and navigating resources. Contact Reyna at (805) 440-3395.
Additional Resources for Immigrant Families