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Warming Center at SLO homeless shelter open, donations needed

Posted at 4:38 PM, Jan 05, 2019

The Warming Center at 40 Prado homeless shelter will be open during the rainy weekend.

Check-in begins at 6:30 p.m. Those needing shelter may arrive at any time during the evening; however, if someone leaves, they may not return that night.

Pets are allowed. Smoking is allowed in the designating smoking area. Prado is a sobriety-based facility. Overnight guests will be provided a safe and dry place to sleep and a hot meal.

While the Warming Center closes at 7:30 a.m., clients may access regular Day Center services beginning at 8:00 a.m.

The Warming Center currently needs donations of the following:

  • Large trash bags
  • Sleeping bags
  • Disposable plates, bowls, cups, and utensils
  • Coffee, tea, creamer, sugar
  • Breakfast bars
  • Instant Noodle/Cup of Noodles
  • Large backpacks
  • New socks and warm gloves
  • Rain gear/ponchos/umbrellas

Warming Center donations can be dropped off at 40 Prado Road. For questions regarding Warming Center donations, please call 805-544-4004.

For those individuals needing immediate support, SLO Hotline is a confidential mental health support, crisis and suicide prevention telephone line which also provides mental health resource information.  Available 24 hours a day at (800) 783-0607.