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Seeking Help

If you are concerned about the way you’re feeling, let someone else know. Tell a trusted friend or family member. There is no shame in asking for help.

If you need help for yourself or somebody else, that help is available right now in San Luis
Obispo County. Call 800.783.0607. You’ll talk to someone right now. It’s free and confidential.

“I got better when somebody took an interest in me.”
Sonia Estrada, Nipomo

Adult Services

Transitions-Mental Health Association’s Mental Health Advocacy Program 

784 High Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Contacts:
Jessica Arnott: 805-540-6576 or jarnott@t-mha.org

John Byers: 805-540-6580 or jbyers@t-mha.org


Alcoholics Anonymous

Offering assistance with alcohol addiction.
Contacts:
South County: 564 Mesa View, Arroyo Grande, CA 805-489-0966
North County: 514 14th St., Paso Robles, CA 805-238-3311

AA Central Office in San Luis Obispo 805-541-3211


Community Counseling Center

Confidential, affordable counseling, education and advocacy.
1129 Marsh St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Contact:
805-543-7969 / Fax 805-653-0859 or www.cccslo.com

Latino Outreach Program

Mental health services and early intervention – Se habla Español.
Contact:
Silvia Ortiz, Ph.D., Latino Outreach Coordinator 805-781-4853
or Email: silvia.ortiz.phd@gmail.com 

San Luis Obispo County Drug and Alcohol Services

2180 Johnson Ave., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
15223 Longbranch Ave., Grover Beach, CA 93433
3556 El Camino Real, Atascadero, CA 93422
Contact:
805-781-4275 or http://www.slodas.org


San Luis Obispo County Mental Health Services

2178 Johnson Ave., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
5575 Hospital Dr., Atascadero CA 93422
1092 East Grand Ave., Suite A, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420

Family Services

Transitions-Mental Health Association’s Family Services

Se habla Español.
784 High Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Family Advocates:
Henry Herrera 805-540-6573 or Email: hherrera@t-mha.org
Brita Connelly 805-540-6574 or Email: bconnelly@t-mha.org
Family Partners, For Families with Younger Children and Teens:
Jackie Garza 805-458-6388 or Email: jgarza@t-mha.org
Linda Quesenberry 805-503-0009 or Email: lquesenberry@t-mha.org

Patty Ramirez 805-458-2596 or Email: pramirez@t-mha.org


Community Counseling Center

Confidential, affordable counseling, education and advocacy.

1129 Marsh St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Contact:
805-543-7969 / Fax 805-653-0859 or www.cccslo.com

SLO County Child Abuse Prevention Council (SLOCAP)

Committed to preventing child abuse and neglect. Also provides individualized family support through parent coaching.
Contact:
Lisa Fraser, Executive Director 805-543-6216 or www.slocap.org

The Family Care Network, Inc.

3765 S. Higuera St., Suite 100, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Children & family services provider.
Contact:
805-781-3535 or www.fcni.org

Youth & Teen Services

Transitions-Mental Health Association’s Youth Family Partners Program

For families with younger children and teens.
Se habla Español.
Contacts:
Jackie Garza 805-458-6388 or Email: jgarza@t-mha.org
Linda Quesenberry 805-503-0009 or Email: lquesenberry@t-mha.org
Patty Ramirez 805-458-2596 or Email: pramirez@t-mha.org

Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Luis Obispo County

One-on-one youth mentoring organization assisting at-risk youth.

PO Box 12644, San Luis Obispo, CA 93406
Contact:

805-781-3226 or www.slobigs.org


Boys & Girls Clubs

Club programs/services providing a safe place to learn and grow.

Contacts:
SLO South County: 1830 19th St., Oceano, CA 93445
805-481-7339 or www.bgcslo.org
SLO North County: 600 26th St., Paso Robles, CA 93446

805-239-3659 or www.bgcsloc.org


Club Live

(San Luis Obispo Friday Night Live Partnership)
Builds partnerships for positive and health youth development at the Middle School level/age.
2180 Johnson Ave., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Contact:

805-781-4289 or www.slofnl.com


Community Counseling Center

Confidential, affordable counseling, education and advocacy.
1129 Marsh St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Contact:

805-543-7969 / Fax 805-653-0859 or www.cccslo.com


Kinship Center

Mental health clinic for children on SLO Co. Medi-Cal or the Adoption Assistance Program (AAP).
71 Main St., Templeton, CA 93465
Contact:

805-434-2449 or www.kinshipcenter.org


Middle School Comprehensive Program

(Provided by The LINK)
School-based Wellness Project / Student Assistance Programs (SAP).
Contact:

805-466-5404 / Fax 805-466-5343, Email: LINK93422@sbcglobal net


San Luis Obispo County Department of Mental Health Services’ Youth Services Division

Contact:
805-781-4179

SLO Friday Night Live

Builds partnerships for positive and healthy youth development.

2180 Johnson Ave., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Contact:
805-781-4289 or www.slofnl.com


San Luis Obispo County YMCA

Programs to build strong kids, strong families & strong communities.

1020 Southwood Dr., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Contact: 

805-543-6202 or www.sloymca.org


The Cuesta College Independent Living Program (ILP)

Empowering youth through education, life skills training, advocacy, workforce development and community collaboration.
PO Box 8106, San Luis Obispo, CA 93403
Contact:

Matthew Green 805-546-3100, x2229 or Email: mgreen@cuesta.edu


The Link – Service Support Solutions

Link advocates work on/off campus with youth referrals to SAP program.
6495 Lewis Ave., PO Box 3157, Atascadero, CA 93423
Contact:
805-466-5404 / Fax 805-466-5343 or Email: LINK93422@sbcglobal.net

Youth in Action Gang Prevention Program

(The Juvenile Division of the San Luis Obispo County Probation Department)
Referrals to Probation are diverted from formal court action through early intervention and diversion services.

1065 Kansas Ave., San Luis Obispo, CA 93408
Contact:

805-781-5352

Parent / Child Services

Transitions-Mental Health Association’s Youth Family Partners Program

For families with younger children and teens.
Se habla Español.
Contacts:
Jackie Garza 805-458-6388 or Email: jgarza@t-mha.org
Linda Quesenberry 805-503-0009 or Email: lquesenberry@t-mha.org
Patty Ramirez 805-458-2596 or Email: pramirez@t-mha.org

Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Luis Obispo County

One-on-one youth mentoring organization assisting at-risk youth.
PO Box 12644, San Luis Obispo, CA 93406
Contact:

805-781-3226 or www.slobigs.org


Boys & Girls Clubs

Club programs/services providing a safe place to learn and grow.

Contacts:
SLO South County: 1830 19th St., Oceano, CA 93445
805-481-7339 or www.bgcslo.org
SLO North County: 600 26th St., Paso Robles, CA 93446

805-239-3659 or www.bgcsloc.org


Community Action Partnership of SLO County (CAPSLO) Child Care Resource Connection Program

Contacts:
Maria Montoya, Child Dev. Specialist 805-541-2272 
or Email: mmontoya@ecoslo.org
Mariela Ruelas, Children Services Supervisor 805-541-2272 
or Email: mruelas@ecoslo.org
Shana Paulson, Children Services Manager 805-541-2272 
or Email: spaulson@ecoslo.org

Sheri Wilson, Director 805-541-2272
or Email: swilson@ecoslo.org


Community Counseling Center

Confidential, affordable counseling, education and advocacy.
1129 Marsh St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Contact:

805-543-7969 / Fax 805-653-0859 or www.cccslo.com


First 5 Children and Families

Early intervention services for children (prenatal to age 5) and their families, to help young children grow/develop to their maximum potential.

3220 S. Higuera, Suite 232, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Contact:

805-781-4058 / fax 805-788-2365 or www.first5slo.org


Kinship Center

Mental health clinic for children on SLO Co. Medi-Cal or the Adoption Assistance Program.
71 Main St., Templeton, CA 93465
Contact:
805-434-2449 or www.kinshipcenter.org

Martha’s Place

Screening and treatment for children with physical, developmental and behavioral needs as a result of perinatal substance abuse.
2925 McMillan Ave., Suite 108, San Luis Obispo 93401
Contact:

805-547-1650


Parent Connection of San Luis Obispo County

(Division of SLO County Child Abuse Prevention Council (SLO-CAP)
Strives to encourage, strengthen and nurture families.
Contact:
Michele Gordon, Parent Education Coordinator
805-543-3700 or www.sloparents.org


San Luis Obispo County Child Abuse Prevention Council (SLOCAP)

Committed to preventing child abuse and neglect. Also provides individualized family support through parent coaching.
Contact:
Lisa Fraser, Executive Director 805-543-6216 or www.slocap.org

San Luis Obispo County Department of Mental Health Services’ Youth Services Division

Contact:

805-781-4179


San Luis Obispo County YMCA

Programs to build strong kids, strong families & strong communities.

1020 Southwood Dr., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Contact: 

805-543-6202 or www.sloymca.org


The Family Care Network, Inc.

Children and family services provider.
3765 S. Higuera St., Suite 100, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Contact:
805-781-3535 or www.fcni.org

The Link – Service Support Solutions

Link advocates work on/off campus with youth referrals to SAP program.
6495 Lewis Ave., PO Box 3157, Atascadero, CA 93423
Contact:
805-466-5404 / Fax 805-466-5343 or Email: LINK93422@sbcglobal.net

Senior Services

Caring Callers

(Division of Wilshire Community Services)
Human services program for homebound seniors, 60yrs and older.
285 South St., Suite J, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Contact:
Suzanne McFarlane, Program Director 805-547-7025, x17 or Email: caringcallers@wilshirehcs.org

Central Coast Commission for Senior Citizens

528 S. Broadway, Santa Maria, CA 93455
Provides supportive, nutrition and health promotion services to older adults.
Contact:
805-925-9554 or Email: seniors@kcbx.net

Community Counseling Center

Confidential, affordable counseling, education and advocacy.
1129 Marsh St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Contact:
805-543-7969 / Fax 805-653-0859 or www.cccslo.com

Senior Peer Counseling

(Division of Wilshire Community Services)
Mental Health program providing counseling/support services.
285 South St., Suite J, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Contact:
Carol Schmidt, Program Director 805-547-7025, x15 or Email: seniorpeer@wilshirehcs.org

Crisis Assistance

SLO Hotline 800-783-0607

(A program of Transitions-Mental Health Association)
Feeling hopeless, desperate or alone? Concerned for someone you care about? Call SLO Hotline 800.783.0607. It’s the local suicide prevention, mental health and emotional support phone line. It’s confidential. Free. 24/7.
Contact:
800-783-0607

Mobile Crisis Services

Crisis workers perform assessments/make referrals helping people secure needed resources.
Contact:

Mobile Services 800-838-1381 or
Sandy Friedlander, LMFT, Crisis Coordinator, 805-468-2139 or Email:
 sfriedlander@ash.dmh.ca.gov


RISE

Serving intimate partner violence and child abuse victims. Free and confidential 24-hr crisis & support lines – Se habla Español.

Contact:
51 Zaca Lane, Suite 140, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
805-545-8888 / 1-855-886-RISE or www.riseslo.org
or
Contact:
1030 Vine Street, Paso Robles, CA 93446
805-226-5400 / 1-855-886-RISE or www.riseslo.org


San Luis Obispo County Department of Mental Health Services Requests for Service (24-hr.)

Contact:
800-838-1381

Women’s Shelter Program of San Luis Obispo County

Assisting intimate partner violence and child abuse victims.
PO Box 125, San Luis Obispo, CA 93406
Contact:
805-781-6400 or www.womensshelterslo.org

General Community Services

Community Action Partnership of SLO County (CAPSLO)

(Formerly the Economic Opportunity Commission of SLO County)
Committed to eliminating the causes of poverty and empowering individuals and families to achieve economic self-sufficiency and self-determination.
1030 Southwood Dr., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Contact:

805-544-4355 or www.eocslo.org


Community Counseling Center

Confidential, affordable counseling, education and advocacy.

1129 Marsh St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Contact:
805-543-7969 / Fax 805-653-0859 or www.cccslo.com


Creative Mediation 

Assists in reducing the expensive and damaging costs associated with unresolved conflict, through mediation.

285 South St., Suite P, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Contact:
805-549-0442 / Fax 805-549-0654 or www.creativemediation.net

United Way of San Luis Obispo County

Bettering life with education, income, and health resources.

1288 Morro Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Contact:
805-541-1234 / Fax 805-543-5317 or www.unitedwayslo.org