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SLO City Warming Center at 40 Prado open Sunday night due to cold weather

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Posted at 5:49 PM, Nov 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-29 20:49:49-05

People without a home Sunday night can seek a warm bed and hot meal at 40 Prado.

Due to forecasted cold temperatures, the San Luis Obispo City Warming Center at 40 Prado is opening at 7 p.m. Sunday to provide a dry place to sleep and a hot meal for the homeless community.

Client check-in is from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 40 Prado Rd., however, if someone leaves they may not return that same night, according to volunteers.

Pets are allowed and smoking is allowed in the designated smoking area.

The warming center closes at 6 a.m. Monday.

The SLO City Warming Center opens when either of the following criteria are met: 38 degrees and/or 50%+ chance of rain, according to the National Weather Service.

The Warming Center is also in need of the following donations:

  • Sleeping bags and blankets
  • Large trash 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

Donations can be dropped off at 40 Prado.

For information on warming centers throughout San Luis Obispo County, call 211.

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.

Representatives are available 24 hours a day at (800) 783-0607.