Dinner For A Cause – Save The Date!


Over $6,000 Raised At Hope For The Homeless Golf Tournament

PB Golf Website Thank You Widget with sponsors
Over $6,000 was raised at our inaugural Hope for the Homeless Golf Tournament, held March 7th.  We’d especially like to thank the Pismo Beach Golf Course, our holes sponsors, players and guests, raffle prize donors,the Boomerang Band and Fin’s Seafood Restaurant for supporting this first-time event.

Over 60 players took to the field, playing 9 holes in this “best ball” tournament.

A special thanks goes to Al Carlin and Ed Angelo at Pismo Beach Golf Course, Chef Carlos and the team at Fin’s Seafood Restaurant, our raffle donors, the many event volunteers who gave of their time, and to each of the sixty-plus players who made the event such a success.  Truly a big thanks to all of you from the staff and volunteers of the 5Cities Homeless Coalition!

Hope for the Homeless Golf Tournament


Join us for the inaugural Hope for the Homeless Golf Tournament, presented by Pismo Beach Golf Course. This “Best Ball” tournament will be Saturday, March 7 at the Pismo Beach Golf Tournament at Hwy 1 and Grand Ave., next to Fin’s Seafood Restaurant. The 5-Member Team Tournament features a “best ball” format, with a scramble start […]

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You give, we act, and families find homes and hope


When we ask for your support, we show you where and how we put your gifts to work. When you read that we are helping our local neighbors take the next step to get back on their feet, this is happening because of you. In 2014, hundreds of our homeless neighbors received direct financial assistance […]

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Empty Bowl Community Luncheon 2014 Thank You!

San Luis Obispo County Community Foundation

$30,000 Raised! Many thanks to everyone who contributed to make our 3rd Empty Bowls event a success. We look forward to seeing everyone again next year.  Save the date, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015! More than 800 bowls of soup were served thanks to local artists, restaurants and community volunteers. Thank you all for your caring support. And here […]

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Program Update

homeless web

The 5Cities Homeless Coalition continues to develop and coordinate programs in the South County, with the assistance of many community partners. The clients served by the Coalition in the first quarter of 2014 ranged in age from pre-birth to 70+, and faced a plethora of challenges. For many it was the consistent on-going contact they received through the […]

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Coalition Supports Safe Parking


The 5Cities Homeless Coalition is partnering with Saint Barnabas Episcopal Church in a pilot program to provide safe overnight parking for those homeless who must sleep in their vehicles.  Based on a successful program in Santa Barbara County, the new program is the first in San Luis Obispo County. Recently approved unanimously by the Planning […]

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From The President

While it is a common belief that many people who end up homeless do so because of their lack of interest in keeping a steady job, the truth is that many homeless people were actually working at the time they lost their homes. This may have happened because their work hours were reduced, they became […]

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Valentine’s Concert and Chocolate Buffet Great Success

Valentine Concert Fundraiser with Rick Jarrett

We’d like to extend our thanks to our friends at Nipomo Community Presbyterian Church, and the many businesses and community members who donated items and attended our event, held on February 12th.  Thanks to the effort and support of many community members, the event raised over $7,000! A special thank goes out to Rick Jarrett […]

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Area Coalition Forms to Help Homeless

By April Charlton/Senior Staff/Times Press Recorder a division of Lee Central Coast Newspapers When 36-year-old William Diaz was homeless, he didn’t ponder his future. Instead, his days were consumed with finding a place to sleep, warmth and his next meal. “The whole time I kept thinking that I didn’t have a chance,” said Diaz, who […]

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