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General Information and Referral

  • HOTLINE of San Luis Obispo County
    Information and referrals to social services, including support groups.
    805/549-4499  24-Hour

  • Economic Opportunity Commission of San Luis Obispo County
    805/544-4355

Adoption and Foster Care

  • Family Care Network
    San Luis Obispo
    Foster care certification and placement.
    800/549-8597

  • San Luis Obispo County Department of Social Services
    Adoption and Foster Care Licensing
    805/781-1705

AIDS/HIV

  • San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department
    • Anonymous HIV testing and AIDS information.
      AIDS Program
      805/781-5540

Alcohol and Drug Abuse

  • HOTLINE of San Luis Obispo County
    Information and referrals to social services, including support groups.
    805/549-4499  24-HOUR
  • San Luis Obispo County Drug and Alcohol Services
    Promotes safe, healthy, responsible, and informed choices concerning alcohol and other drugs through programs responsive to community needs.
    www.slodas.org
    805/781-4275

Child Abuse and Family Violence

  • RISE
    805/226-5400
    24 hour hotline 855-866-RISE (7473)
  • Women's Shelter Program of San Luis Obispo County
    Serves victims of domestic violence.
    805/781-6400
  • San Luis Obispo County Department of Social Services
    Child Protective Services
    Investigates reports of child abuse.
    805/781-5437
    800/834-5437  24-HOUR
  • San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department
    Suspected Abuse Response Team (SART)
    805/781-4878

Consumer Information

  • San Luis Obispo County District Attorney
    Small Claims/Consumer Advisory
    805/781-5856

Counseling

  • Community Counseling Center
    805/543-7969
  • San Luis Obispo County Mental Health Department
    Mental Health Clinics
    805/781-4700

Disability Services

  • Achievement House
    Workshops for developmentally and physically disabled adults.
    805/543-9383
  • Meals On Wheel of San Luis Obispo
    Meals for homebound people.
    805/541-1336
     
  • PathPoint
    Provides job experience to those with cognitive and physical disabilities
    805/966-3310
    www.pathpoint.org
     
  • San Luis Obispo County Department of Social Services
    Adult Protective Services
    Receives reports of abuse of dependent adults.
    Weekdays 8AM-5PM
    805/781-1790
    After-Hours, Weekends, Holidays
    800/838-1381
  • Tri-Counties Regional Center
    Serves people with developmental disabilities.
    805/543-2833
    800/456-4153

  • Tri-County/Greater Los Angeles Council on Deafness (GLAD)
    Counseling, job-search assistance and placement, translation and interpretation, and information and referral.
    805/547-1097
    805/547-1096 TTY Equipment

Disaster Services

  • San Luis Obispo County Office of Emergency Services
    Disaster preparedness information.
    805/781-5011

Driver Information

  • California Department of Motor Vehicles
    3190 S. Higuera
    www.dmv.ca.gov  
    805/543-0590

Employment

  • California Employment Development Department

    • Job Service
      San Luis Obispo
      805/788-2696

    • Unemployment Insurance
      San Luis Obispo
      800/300-5616
       

  • City of San Luis Obispo
    www.slocity.org/humanresources/openings.asp

Family Planning

  • Planned Parenthood
    San Luis Obispo
    Comprehensive family-planning services, including testing and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases, and anonymous HIV testing.
    805/549-9446

Financial Assistance

  • Economic Opportunity Commission of San Luis Obispo County
    Utilities payment assistance; home-weatherization and home-repair programs.
    805/544-4355

  • San Luis Obispo County Department of Social Services
    Information on General Relief, Temporary Aid to Needy Families, Food Stamps and Medi-Cal.
    805/781-1600

Food

  • Emergency
    Grass Roots II
    805/544-2333

  • Senior Nutrition Programs
    Senior Nutrition Program of San Luis Obispo County
    805/541-3312

Mother and Infant Health

  • San Luis Obispo Breast-Feeding Resources
    805/541-2229

  • San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department
    Family Care and Women's Health Center
    805/781-5542

    • Prenatal Care Referral
      805/781-5500

    • Well-Baby Clinic Referral/Child Health and Disability Prevention Program
      805/781-5502

    • WIC Supplemental Nutrition Program
      805/781-5570

Senior Services

  • Economic Opportunity Commission of San Luis Obispo County
    Senior Health Screening  
    805/544-4355, ext. 295

  • Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP)
    805/543-1470

  • Lifespan Services Network, Inc.
    ADCARE Adult Day Care Services
    805/545-8446

  • Caring Callers
    A free visiting service for homebound seniors.
    805/547-7025, ext. 17

  • Long-Term Care Ombudsman
    San Luis Obispo County
    Investigates and resolves complaints concerning nursing-home and residential care.
    805/772-3059

  • San Luis Obispo County Senior Homecare Program
    805/781-5763

  • Senior Nutrition Program of San Luis Obispo County
    Home-delivered and on-site meals.
    805/541-3312

  • San Luis Obispo County Mental Health Department
    Crisis Lines
    805/781-4700  24-Hour

Veterans

  • San Luis Obispo County Veterans Service Office
    805/781-5766

Volunteer Information

  • Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)
    805/544-8740

  • United Way of San Luis Obispo County
    Refers people to local volunteer positions.
    805/541-1234

  • Cal Poly's Americorp Program
    www.volunteerslo.org

 

Voter Registration

  • California Voter Registration Hotline
    800/345-8683  English
    800/232-8682  Spanish

Youth and Teen Services

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
    805/781-3226

  • Camp Fire USA Central Coast Council
    805/773-5126

  • San Luis Obispo 4-H Youth Development Program
    805/781-5943

  • YMCA
    805/543-8235

  • Parks & Recreation
     

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