What is an Adverse Weather Center?

Adverse weather centers (also known as warming and cooling centers) are short-term shelter locations that can be opened during adverse weather, including extreme heat or cold or heavy rain. These locations are similar to homeless shelters except only opened during bad weather. The centers are designed to protect health during these times. 

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Follow County of SLO Homeless Services Division for the most up-to-date information: 

Status    Name Address 




7:00 - 9:00 pm

San Luis Obispo Warming Center

Prado Center

40 Prado Rd

San Luis Obispo




5:30 - 8:00 pm

South County Warming Center 

1023 East Grand Ave.

 (Across from Mechanics Bank)

Arroyo Grande



Paso Robles Warming Center

Highlands Church

215 Oak Hill Rd.

Paso Robles

Need more information? 

Warming or cooling center activity is updated in the 211 database. Those in need can receive updates by calling 211 and texting their zip code to 898211.

You can also receive the opening schedule for centers at El Camino Homeless Organization in North County, Prado Center in San Luis Obispo and 5Cities Homeless Coalition immediately by texting "SLOCountyWarm" to 211211.