The Warming Center will be closed for the remainder of 2016. Please check this website for updates for the 2017 season. You may also call the Warming Center hotline at 710-4330. Recent Storm: Since the beginning of the 2016 El Nino season, we have provided shelter to over 18 people on several stormy nights. With the assistance of more than 35 dedicated volunteers, we are helping individuals and families come in from the storm on the darkest of nights. When will it be activated again? A warming center, operated by the 5Cities Homeless Coalition, will open when rain is predicted at 50% and above or when temperatures drop to 39º or below. We use KSBY's weather forecast on a daily basis to decide if conditions warrant opening each week. Where & for what hours? Department of Social Services: 1086 E. Grand Ave, Arroyo Grande from 5:00 pm- 7:30 am. Guests are asked to arrive after 5:00 pm and no later than 9:00 pm. Guests must vacate the premises by 7:30 am. Is transportation provided? On evenings when the center is open, free transportation will be provided by Ride- On with three pick-up locations in South County. Transportation will be provided the following morning with a 7:15am pick-up time from the center. 5:00 pm- Grover Beach Train Station 5:05 pm- Pismo Outlets (at the bus stop) 5:15 pm- Arroyo Grande Library On site contact, and information number: 805-710-4330 – Warming Center Hot Line Those seeking shelter from cold or wet weather are invited to utilize the warming center and the free transportation to the site when it is open. At the center guests are provided a safe dry place to sleep with a hot evening meal and continental breakfast in the morning. Guests are invited to play board games, watch a movie or simply relax. Sleeping bags and mats are provided on loan on a first come basis. Unfortunately, the facility cannot accept pets, nor is smoking allowed on county property. The center has an open door policy. Sobriety is not a condition for entry, however no drugs or alcohol are permitted on site. Once a guest is registered at the shelter, they are considered "in for the night." Anyone leaving will not be permitted to return. We would like to thank the following for their generous support and commitment without which this effort would not have been possible: New Life Community Church for financial support; Ride- On Transportation; County of San Luis Obispo; City of Arroyo Grande; volunteers from South County People's Kitchen, St. Barnabas, St. John's and Nipomo Community Presbyterian churches; Trilogy Service Club and many other caring community member volunteers.