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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Status    Name Address 

Open 11/28/23


7 - 9 pm

Prado Center 40 Prado Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA


South County Warming Center  800 West Branch St, Arroyo Grande 


Paso Robles Warming Center Location Changes

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.