The warming center is not currently open. Please check back for additional details should the weather worsen, with rain predicted (at least 50%) for two consecutive nights. You may also call the warming center hotline at 710-4330.
Recent Storm: During the recent storm over the weekend of Feb. 27-March 1, we were able to shelter 19 people over three nights, with 27 shelter nights. With the assistance of more than 20 volunteers, we were able to help individuals and families come in from the storm on the darkest of nights. Please know we are very appreciative to everyone who assisted.
When will it be activated again? A warming center, operated by the 5Cities Homeless Coalition, for those needing shelter from the storm will open when rain is predicted for two consecutive nights at least 50%.
Where & For What Hours?
5:00 pm to 8:00 a.m.
Department of Social Services Conference Room 128
1086 Grand Ave.
On site contact, and information number:
805-710-4330 – Warming Center Hot Line
Those seeking shelter from the storm are invited to utilize the warming center when it is open. At the center guests are provided a safe dry place to sleep, and a hot meal. Unfortunately the facility cannot accept pets, nor is smoking allowed. Guests are asked to not arrive before 5 p.m. and come no later than 9:00 p.m. The center will close by 8:00 a.m. each morning. In addition to hot meals, guests can play board games, watch a movie or simply relax. Sleeping bags and mats will be provided as available.
The center has an open door policy. Sobriety is not a condition for entry, however no drugs or alcohol are permitted. Once at the shelter, guests will not be permitted to return if they leave.
The warming center may be activated on future dates, depending on weather conditions. For up to date information about operation of the warming center, call 710-4330, or visit www.5CHC.org
We would especially like to thank the following for their generous support and commitment in helping make this possible: Arroyo Grande Community Hospital – Dignity Health, San Luis Obispo County Community Foundation, County of San Luis Obispo, City of Arroyo Grande, community service partners and our many community volunteers and donors.