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Community Services - Social Services

A Collaboration to End Homelessness

The 5Cities Homeless Coalition is continually working with local service providers, the faith community, service groups, and community leaders to assess current services and opportunities for collaboration to provide for immediate needs (not currently being met) that lead toward self-sufficiency. Below is an updated compilation of resources available in southern San Luis Obispo County.

For additional inquiries about services provided in south county, please contact our office.

Good Samaritan Shelter

What is Provided:

  • Case Management
  • Public benefits assistance
  • Advocacy on financial management, well-being, and long-term housing stability
  • Substance abuse wellness and recovery action plans (WRAP)
  • Temporary financial assistance (deposit/rent/arrears/utility/child care/transportation)

HUD-VASH referral and collaboration Eligibility:

  • DD214 with discharge other than dishonorable
  • Household income not exceeding 50% of AMI
  • Be currently homeless or at imminent risk of losing housing
  • Provide proof of income, proof of homelessness, state ID
Contact information:
  • (805) 347-3338
Address:

401 W Morrison Ave C
Santa Maria, CA 93458
United States

34.9438503, -120.4410015

Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP)

Helps Medicare Beneficiaries:

  • Understand Medicare coverage
  • Compare Supplemental Insurance and Medicare Advantage Plan policies
  • Identify the most cost-effective Prescription Drug Plans for their needs
  • Learn about help available with paying for prescriptions
  • File Medicare and Medicare Advantage appeals
  • Understand Long Term Care Insurance Options
Contact information:
  • 800-434-0222

S.A.F.E. South County Youth Coalition - Arroyo Grande

Services Affirming Family Empowerment (S.A.F.E.) South County Youth Coalition are one stop shop Family Resource Centers to help children and their families coordinate the services they need. They help with clothes, food, and counseling, medical, dental, school system advocacy, parenting classes, support groups and outreach and prevention services as well as intensive services for families who need case management.

LMUSD schools served:

  • Branch Elementary
  • Grover Beach Elementary
  • Grover Heights Elementary
  • Ocean View Elementary
  • Shell Beach Elementary
  • Judkins Middle School
  • Paulding Middle School
Contact information:
  • (805) 474-2105
Address:

South County S.A.F.E.
1086 Grand Avenue
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
United States

35.1197692, -120.5956112

SLO County Dept of Social Services (DSS) - Arroyo Grande

  • CalWORKS
  • Medi-Cal
  • CalFresh Intake & Continuing (Food Stamps)
  • In-Home Supportive Services
  • Employment services provided by EDD staff at Nipomo address.
Contact information:
  • 805-474-2000
Address:

1086 Grand Avenue
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
United States

35.1197692, -120.5956112

SLO County Dept of Social Services (DSS) - Nipomo

  • CalWORKS
  • Medi-Cal
  • CalFresh Intake & Continuing (Food Stamps)
  • In-Home Supportive Services
  • Employment services provided by EDD staff at Nipomo address.
Contact information:
  • 805-931-1800
Address:

681 W. Tefft Street, Suite 1
Nipomo, CA 93444
United States

35.0336679, -120.4880086

Social Security Administration

  • Social Security benefits and applications
  • Supplemental Security Income and Social Security Disability applications
  • Social Security cards and replacement numbers
Hours:
  • Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 9-4pm
  • Weds 9-12pm
Contact information:
  • 805-207-4865
Address:

3240 S. Higuera Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
United States

35.2558349, -120.6696435

Tri-Counties Regional Center - Atascadero

  • Advocacy
  • Residential Care
  • Early Start Services
  • Prevention Resource & Referral
  • Day Programs
  • Behavioral Support
  • Health/Medical Services
  • Transportation
  • Turning Age Three, School-Age Children
  • Transition to Adult Services
  • Employment
  • Alternatives to Day Services
  • Social Activities
  • Generic Services
  • Supported Living Services (SLS)
Contact information:
  • 805-461-7402
Address:

7305 Morro Road, Suite 101
Atascadero, CA 93422
United States

35.4786889, -120.6667328

Tri-Counties Regional Center - San Luis Obispo

  • Advocacy
  • Residential Care
  • Early Start Services
  • Prevention Resource & Referral
  • Day Programs
  • Behavioral Support
  • Health/Medical Services
  • Transportation
  • Turning Age Three, School-Age Children
  • Transition to Adult Services
  • Employment
  • Alternatives to Day Services
  • Social Activities
  • Generic Services
  • Supported Living Services (SLS)
Contact information:
  • (805) 543-2833
Address:

1146 Farmhouse Ln
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
United States

35.2399716, -120.6342362