It can be a helpless feeling to be homeless, yet thousands find themselves in this predicament in San Luis Obispo County. Fortunately, our compassionate community has found an effective way to provide services to assist the homeless. 40 Prado provides a safe, central location for homeless families and individuals as they embark on the path to self-sufficiency. In addition to the basic essentials of food, shelter and personal care, program participants will also receive counseling, job training, tutoring, healthcare, Veterans services and assistance with finding permanent housing. In short, 40 Prado provides not just shelter, but a means to an end.

Will you help us to improve the lives of San Luis Obispo County individuals, families, and children?

40 Prado relies on financial support from the community for daily operations, weekend hours, the children’s program, general supplies, facility repairs and maintenance. 40 Prado is the only full time, 24-hour center serving the homeless population in the region. Every day, between 90 and 100 people stay and are provided with assistance at 40Prado. Many of the center’s participants are women and children.

  • Housing referrals
  • Job counseling and skills assessment
  • Access to computer & resume/interview coaching
  • Medical and rehabilitation services
  • Restroom and shower facilities
  • Laundry room for client use
  • Local phone usage
  • Lockers to store personal Items
  • Voice mail and message service
  • Enriching, age-appropriate activities for children
  • Fenced play yard and indoor homework area for children
  • Community vegetable and flower garden
  • Daily meals provided by People’s Kitchen
  • Bus tokens for local bus routes to essential service sites