Helping the homeless in SLO County Since 1997
NEW WEBSITE, NEW NAME, NEW HOMELESS SERVICES CENTER
Welcome to our new website! Since 1999, Friends of Prado Day Center has been providing support funding for Prado Day Center. We are now eagerly anticipating the construction of our new homeless services center, which has become known as “40Prado” (because of it’s address at 40 Prado Road). So it made sense to change our name to “Friends of 40Prado”.
We continue to support Prado Day Center as we have in the past, and we are now also providing support funding for Maxine Lewis Memorial Center (the night shelter in San Luis Obispo). We will continue to support both those locations until construction of 40Prado is completed in the Spring of 2018. At that time, both Prado Day Center and Maxine Lewis Shelter will close, and we will provide support funding for both day and night services under one roof at the 40Prado center.
It can be a helpless feeling to be homeless, yet thousands find themselves in this predicament annually in San Luis Obispo County. Fortunately, our compassionate community has found an effective way to provide daytime services to assist the homeless. Each day 90 to 100 homeless men, women and children come to Prado Day Center. Since September 1997, Prado Day Center has provided essential day-to-day services for homeless members of our community. Meals served by the People’s Kitchen, showers, laundry facilities and other vital services are available. The road of self-sufficiency is also aided with assistance for those seeking employment, housing referrals, social services, and enriching activities for the children.
Will you help us to improve the lives of San Luis Obispo County individuals, families, and children?