San Luis Obispo, CA Financial Assistance

Everyone needs a little help sometimes. Whether you need some free food, diapers for your baby, a quick cash loan, assistance with your rent and utilities, some fresh clothing or a homeless shelter, you'll find the resources here to help you now.

Food Pantries

Food pantries give free food to local residents. There are 10 food pantries in the San Luis Obispo, CA area.


Rental Assistance

When you need money to pay your rent, utility bills or get through a difficult time, there are 6 utility payment and rental assistance programs in the San Luis Obispo, CA area.


Homeless Shelters

Temporary free shelters for people in need. There are 11 homeless shelters in the San Luis Obispo, California area.

Emergency Loans

Emergency Loans are quick easy loans for people in financial distress - some without a credit check. There are 12 cash loan programs available to residents in the San Luis Obispo, California area.


Clothing Donations

Programs for free and reduced cost clothes and household goods. There are 15 programs in the San Luis Obispo area that offer clothing.


Child Care

Free diapers, clothing and free or reduced cost daycare services for children of families in need. There are 4 child care programs in San Luis Obispo, California.

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