What help is there for the homeless?


  • The Economic Opportunity Commission (EOC) was renamed Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County (CAPSLO). This organization operates a homeless shelter and a day center in San Luis Obispo. CAPSLO also has a North County Homeless Outreach Worker, who can be reached at 805-466-5795.
    • CAPSLO Homeless Shelter
      750 Orcutt Road
      San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
      Phone: 805-781-3993
    • CAPSLO Homeless Day Center
      43 Prado Road
      San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
      Phone: 805-786-0617
  • Transitional Food and Shelter, Inc. operates a temporary, emergency shelter program for homeless persons too ill, injured or disabled to be in an overnight homeless shelter.
    •  If you are such a person, ask your caseworker to refer you to this program. 
    • If you do not have a caseworker, contact the Economic Opportunity Commission (EOC) at 466-5795. You must be screened and referred by an agency to get into the program. 
    • If you want to volunteer with or donate to Transitional Food and Shelter, Inc., a nonprofit organization, call President Pearl Munak at 238-7056.
  • The North County Women’s Resource Center operates shelters for abused women and children in Paso Robles and Atascadero.
    Phone: 805-461-1338

Pantries, Meals & Other Services

  • Loaves and Fishes provides emergency food and motel vouchers for the needy and homeless. They are open between 2 and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. For after-hours emergencies, please contact the Police Department at 805-237-6464.
    • Loaves and Fishes Pantry
      2650 Spring Street
      Paso Robles, CA 93446
      Phone: 805-238-4742
  • The Second Baptist Church, at 1937 Riverside Avenue, provides meals, showers and donated clothing to the homeless.
    Phone: 805-238-2011

Referrals & Information

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