Random Statistics30% of Americans say they know someone who has been physically abused by their partner or spouse in the past year.
Family Violence Prevention Fund, http://www.endabuse.org/resources/facts, 2008
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
FOR EMPLOYMENT ISSUES:
Employment Department of Development
ECHO (El Camino Homeless Organization)
Maxine Lewis Memorial Shelter