South County Warming Center Open TONIGHT (Wednesday, 1/27), Thursday (1/28), & Friday (1/29)
South County Regional Center
800 W. Branch St, Arroyo Grande
We have information cards available to let potential guests know about the Warming Center and the circumstances under which it will open. If you would like a supply of these cards to hand out, please call our office at (805) 574-1638.

**Please note: criteria for opening, opening & closing times, and Text Alert Options have changed (see below)**

Where & When:
Wednesday Night (1/27), Thursday Night (1/28), & Friday Night (1/29)
5:30 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.
South County Regional Center
800 W. Branch Street, Arroyo Grande – Next to Library.

Transportation: Transportation will be provided for these openings. Please note only 3 riders are permitted at one time - if there are more than 3 guests at any location, the driver will return for the remaining guests.
  • Ramona Park: 5:15-5:30PM
  • St Anthony’s (390 Bello St., Pismo Beach): 5:40-5:50PM
  • Pismo Beach Outlets: 6:00-6:10PM
  • Fin's Restaurant: 6:20-6:30PM
  • Oceano Duck Pond: 6:45-7:00PM

Adults seeking shelter from the storm are invited to utilize the Warming Center for overnight sleeping. At the center, overnight guests will be provided a safe dry place to sleep and a hot meal. Unfortunately, the facility cannot accept pets. Guests are asked to not arrive before 5:30 p.m. and come no later than 8:00 p.m. The center will close by 7:00 a.m. each morning. Sleeping cots and bedding will be provided as available.

The Center has an open door policy. Sobriety is not a condition for entry, however no drugs or alcohol are permitted on site. Families will be permitted to stay at the Warming Center this season - we will be doing a mandatory 290 Screening. Once at the shelter, guests will not be permitted to re-enter if they choose to leave. Meals and services are provided for overnight guests only.

The Warming Center may be activated on future dates, depending on weather conditions that include a 50% or greater chance of rain or temperatures at or below 38 degrees. For up to date information about operation of the warming center, call (805) 710-4330.

Notification Options:
  • Text "Add Me" with your Name to 805-710-4330 to receive automatic text updates to your cell phone for when the Warming Center will open.
  • Email to be added to our Warming Center Notification email list.
  • You may also call our Warming Center hotline at 805-710-4330 for a voicemail recording or check our Facebook page: 5CitiesHomelessCoalition.

On-site contact, and information number:
805-710-4330 – Warming Center Hot Line

Donations & Volunteers:
Donations (ALL ITEMS MUST BE NEW): 5CHC is currently taking donations of NEW sweatshirts, sweatpants, socks, and underwear. Food Items: Coffee (reg &
decaf), tea, hot chocolate, cereal, granola bars, peanut butter & jelly, and individually packaged juice, crackers, cookies, and chips.
Please CLICK HERE for easy ordering on our Amazon Wish List (items ordered through the wish list will be shipped directly to 5CHC!)

If you would like to volunteer: Please contact Demetrio Morales-Salazar, Warming Center Operations Coordinator, at (805) 295-1501,
*Note: You must be 18yrs. or older to volunteer.
5Cities Homeless Coalition | 805-574-1638