As such, we refuse to accept hunger, homelessness, and all other basic needs injustices as part of our college and community.


Community resources in San Luis Obispo County include: 

  • San Luis Obispo Food Bank – use the food locator to find distribution centers near you! 
  • Transitions Mental Health - A non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating stigma and promoting recovery and wellness for people with mental illness through work, housing, community, and family support services.
  • SLO Noor Foundation - provides free medical, dental, and vision care for uninsured, low-income individuals who qualify for the clinic’s services.
  • CAPSLO – utility assistance, childcare, minor home repair, health services connection and navigation, and more.  
  • County-wide resources for utility assistance, children and family support, and food assistance

Housing resources and homeless services in the community include: 

  • 5 Cities Homeless Coalition - provides wrap-around services including case management and direct financial assistance – with a special emphasis on housing stability.
  • ECHO - North County facilities that provide meals and a safe and secure overnight shelter to meet the immediate needs of families and individuals in our community who are facing hunger and homelessness.
  • 40 Prado - 365 days per year facility that helps individuals and families improve their health and stability and move them towards self-sufficiency.

For more resources or more information on houselessness support services available at Cuesta and in the community, please visit our resources for houseless students page. 

Cuesta Students can also access the SSSP HUB on their Canvas Dashboard for immediate access to resource information.  For help with resources not listed or if you live outside of San Luis Obispo County, please email

Jack DePuy, Basic Needs Coordinator

Room 5104B SLO Campus