Helping the homeless in SLO County Since 1997


The new homeless services center, run by CAPSLO, at 40 Prado combines the services previously provided at the Maxine Lewis Memorial Shelter and the Prado Day Center.

40 Prado provides a cost-effective, safe and central location for homeless families and individuals as they embark on the path to self-sufficiency. 40 Prado provides the basic essentials of food, shelter and personal care: counseling, job training , tutoring and healthcare for medically fragile individuals: veterans services and assistance with finding permanent housing. In short, 40 Prado provides not just shelter, but a means to an end.

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 services to assist the homeless. Each day 90 to 100 homeless men, women and children come to 40 Prado.

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