If you or a loved one in San Luis Obispo County needs support and direction in dealing with family or relationship matters, there are a number of community and government agencies available to help.
For a comprehensive account of all county services, and immediate, emergency assistance securing needed support dial 211 to reach Hotline toll free.
To get started building a new life, contact the San Luis Obispo County Department of Social Services at 805-781-1600. The Social Services Department partners with the community to meet basic human and health needs for adults, seniors, and children. Social Services can help with matters of immigration, cash aid, food provision, child welfare, medical, housing, adoption/foster care, and adult protection. Each client is assigned a trained, qualified case worker to assess all needs and issue assistance and referrals.
FOR LEGAL ISSUES:
The Family Law Facilitator
A free service available to all SLO County residents who would like to start, complete, or respond to a variety of Family Law cases. The Family Law Facilitator assists in matters of: child support, spousal support, child custody and visitation, divorce, legal separation, annulment, domestic violence, parental relationships, name change, civil harassment, and guardianship of a minor child.
805-781-5821, toll free 1-866-781-5821
A division of the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office, Victim/Witness Assistance provides victims of crime with case info, court assistance and escort, referrals, recovery compensation, and more. Services are available to seniors, and domestic violence and sexual assault victims.
FOR EMPLOYMENT ISSUES:
Employment Department of Development
Works with local employment agencies to help unemployed persons find area jobs.
ECHO (El Camino Homeless Organization)
A homeless shelter for North San Luis Obispo County residents. Provides meals and shelter.
Maxine Lewis Memorial Shelter
A 49 bed, year round shelter in San Luis Obispo that offers meals, showers, mail and message services, health screenings, information, referrals, and access to case management.