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Warming centers opening throughout SLO and Santa Barbara Counties

Posted at 3:33 PM, Nov 21, 2018

Warming centers are beginning to open throughout San Luis Obispo County and Santa Barbara County for adults in need of shelter during the colder nights.

The 5Cities Homeless Coalition will open its winter warming center on Friday, November 23. The center will be located at Hillside Church at 1935 Newport Ave. in Arroyo Grande. It will open at 5 p.m. and remain open until 7 a.m. every day. Guests are asked to arrive no earlier than 5 p.m. and no later than 8 p.m.

The SLO City warming center opens on Wednesday, November 21, because of the rain. The center is located at 40 Prado Road in San Luis Obispo. Check-in begins at 6:30 p.m. Pets are allowed.

The Paso Cares warming center will be open through the night of Wednesday, November 21. The facility will close for Thanksgiving and reopen from Friday, November 23 to Sunday, November 25. The station is located at Peoples’ Kitchen on 2345 Riverside Ave. in Paso Robles. A decision to keep it open for dates beginning on Monday, November 26, will be made soon.

In Santa Barbara County, warming shelters are opening on Wednesday, November 21.

The Carpenteria warming station is located at the Veterans Memorial Building at 941 Walnut Ave.

The Santa Barbara warming station is located at the Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara at 1535 Santa Barbara St.

The Isla Vista warming center is located at the University Methodist Church at 892 Camino Del Sur.

The Santa Maria warming center is located at Cornerstone Santa Maria Church at 1026 Sierra Madre Ave., across from Olive Garden.

The Lompoc warming center is located at Peace Lutheran Church at 1000 West Ocean Blvd.

The Santa Barbara County warming stations are all open from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.