A local, volunteer and donor supported, non-profit agency serving youth in our County through our School Based and Community Based mentorship programs. Our mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported, one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
Serve as a youth mentor, or “Big,” in order to give back to our community. The commitment is just 6 hours a month for at least one year and involves forming a meaningful relationship with a child, or “Little,” in your region who is facing adversity and has requested support. Mentors and children are strategically matched and professionally supported throughout the length of their relationship.
Visit: slobigs.org or call: 805-781-3226 for more information.
(“SLOLAF’s”) mission since 1992 is to provide legal access to justice for low and moderate income SLO County residents. Today, SLOLAF runs three programs: (1) Senior Legal Services Project, SLOLAF’s largest program, provides direct legal assistance, advice, referrals and community education and outreach to approximately 1,200 SLO County seniors in need annually; (2) the Veterans Assistance Program provides free direct legal assistance to eligible veterans who are homeless or at imminent risk of becoming homeless; and (3) the Government Benefits Program provides free legal assistance to seniors and disabled adults who are at risk of losing vital government benefits and need help working through the administrative law process.
SLOLAF is the only agency in the County providing free legal assistance specifically for the senior, veteran and disabled adult populations. SLOLAF helps clients who are dealing with elder abuse, evictions, loss of government benefits, creditor problems, powers of attorney and advance health care directives, among other things.
The senior population, while living longer, is very vulnerable to fraud and often the target of scams and abuse. According to California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform, 1 in 10 seniors are victims of elder abuse. For every case of reported physical abuse, 23 cases go unreported. For every case of financial abuse, it is estimated that 44 cases go unreported. Senior Legal Services Project is committed to helping keep seniors safe, housed and independent for as long as possible.
Through the power of sports, people with intellectual disabilities discover new strengths and abilities, skills and success. Our athletes find joy, confidence and fulfillment — on the playing field and in life. They also inspire people in their communities and elsewhere to open their hearts to a wider world of human talents and potential. The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children (CASA)
Central Coast Grown
Family Care Network, Inc.
Food Bank Coalition of SLO County
Land Conservancy of SLO
SLO Children’s Museum
San Luis Obispo County YMCA
Woods Humane Society
Stand Strong (formerly:Women’s Shelter of SLO)