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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Week #4 "10 Week Countdown to World Homeless Action Day"


(Send Media Release August 15th / Post August 29th)

This week’s big idea: Learn About SLO Organizations Serving the Homeless

Statistics and stories shed light on the plight of homeless men, women and children. Use these online resources to expand awareness and inspire action.

1. Community Action Agency of San Luis Obispo


The Community Action Partnership's Homeless Services program offers emergency shelter, on-site information and referral services, and assistance in finding permanent housing

2. County Office of Education, Foster & Homeless Youth Services


The San Luis Obispo County Office of Education’s Foster and Homeless Youth Services is committed to guaranteeing that all foster youth and homeless youth in San Luis Obispo County have access to the same educational experience and resources as all students.

3. Department of Social Services


The Department of Social Services provides assistance with cash, food, housing and Medi-Cal benefits.

4. ECHO (El Camino Homeless Organization)


El Camino Homeless Organization (ECHO) provides meal, shelter and support services to the homeless and hungry of northern San Luis Obispo County. elcaminohomeless@yahoo.com

5. Grass Roots II

An emergency food pantry, community clothes closet, and source of assistance/information and referral. The mission is to "improve the quality of life" in our community and we tend to address unmet needs- serving those who slip through the cracks of our safety net programs. Grass Roots II can be located at 11545 Los Osos Valley Road Suite A 1, San Luis Obispo. Office hours: MWF 9 -12 & Tu-Th 10 - 2 or by appointment. 805-544 2333

6. Prado Day Center


Provides essential day-to-day services for homeless members of our community. Meals served by People’s Kitchen, showers, laundry facilities and other vital services are available. The road of self-sufficiency is also aided with assistance for those seeking employment, housing referrals, social services, and enriching activities for the children.

7. Transitional Food and Shelter, Inc.


Provides 24-hr. /day shelter for homeless disabled in San Luis Obispo County (services by agency referral only) pearltrans@aol.com

8. Transitions-Mental Health


Transitions-Mental Health Association (TMHA) is a nonprofit organization committed to reducing the stigma of mental illnesses, maximizing personal potential, and providing innovative mental health services to individuals and families in need. We offer a full spectrum of programs in San Luis Obispo and Northern Santa Barbara Counties. Our mission is to help children and adults live, work, and grow.

9. Women’s Shelter Program


"The Women's Shelter Program is committed to recognizing and responding to our community's need for comprehensive multicultural domestic violence and child abuse services…it is our goal to stop the cycle of violence by providing crisis intervention, emergency shelter, advocacy, treatment, prevention and education."

10. Common Ground Worldwide


“Earth Angel” Project provides knitted & crocheted hats & scarves for local shelters. Interfaith Prayer Support is available for un-housed folks via email: commongroundworldwide@live.com (put “Prayer Support Request-SLO” in subject area)

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