About Us

The Mission of  Friends of 40 Prado

The mission of the Friends of 40 Prado is to provide support funding for operation of 40 Prado, CAPSLO’s center for homeless people in our community helping them find a level of self-sufficiency appropriate to each individual.

40 Prado Concept Drawing
40 Prado Concept Drawing

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.

40 Prado provides a safe haven for those in need and  offers a comprehensive array of services and resources to meet basic needs:


  • 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

Location of 40 Prado – 40 Prado Road, San Luis Obispo, CA  93401