Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County (CAPSLO) takes the health and well-being of our client families, our staff, and our community with the utmost seriousness. An essential service provided by CAPSLO includes the programs and emergency shelter provided at the 40 Prado Homeless Services Center.

As of today, the Center located at-40 Prado Road, San Luis Obispo, CA: 805-544-4004, x-100, is open and working with onsite partner, Community Health Centers, to keep volunteers, clients and staff safe. Due to the ever-changing situation please call 40 Prado to get the latest information on restricted access. We are currently only allowing in-county residents in the shelter that have used our services in the past or are current participants. We are currently not accepting new clients. To date, we have had no confirmed cases of COVID-19 which we owe to the cooperation of the clients and the vigilance of the staff.

Like many organizations, all of CAPSLO’s programs that help people become self-sufficient have been impacted. Since the Energy program that helps seniors with home repairs and weatherproofing can no longer go into homes, Andrew from the Energy program is now working at the 40 Prado Homeless Services Center.

“So many of our staff are staying home to care for loved ones with compromised immune systems, that we are operating with a skeleton crew. It is great to have Andrew here. I don’t know what I would do without him.” Said Grace McIntosh, Deputy Director of CAPSLO overseeing the Center.


All other programs provided at 40 Prado are currently operating; this includes Recuperative Care, SLO-HUB for co-occurring mental health and substance abuse issues, case management, laundry, showers, three meals a day, safe parking, etc.

Current needs:

• Sleeping bags
• Plastic/rubber ponchos
• Large 30 gallon garbage bags
• Tents
• Ear plugs
• Breakfast Foods
• Simple Green cleaning solution
• Monetary donations which can be made by visiting:
(monetary donations allow us the flexibility to purchase what is needed or to pay for
unexpected operational expenses)
• Volunteers to serve meals
• Organizations to volunteer to bring meals, especially dinner