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    With your help, we can change San Luis Obispo County

Our Impact

5Cities Homeless Coalition is working to strengthen our community by mobilizing resources, support, and hope for those who are homeless or facing homelessness in Southern San Luis Obispo County. Through collaboration and leadership, we are building an engaged community that fully understands the complexities of homelessness and that actively shares the responsibility of creating and implementing solutions to reduce it.

In 2021 our office saw 554 households, totaling more than 1,300 adults and children through our coordinated entry process, apart from the more than 6,500 calls for service we received. The Point-in-Time count conducted in 2019 identified 211 chronically homeless individuals in South County, and our County is uniquely high in the United States for individuals experiencing homelessness while entirely unsheltered. 

From building shelter solutions, like our Temporary Housing Cabin Project in Grover Beach, to immediate needs requests, to eviction prevention, 5Cities Homeless Coalition has impacted thousands of lives throughout San Luis Obispo County over its decade-plus history as a leader in our nonprofit community.

Kristen watching her dogs at Cabins for Change in Grover Beach.


Kristen, a graduate of the Cabins for Change program, tells us about her journey out of homelessness. Click on the video to learn more about how the cabins are changing lives in our community.



See more about our impact in the linked reports attached to this page!

Check out some client testimonials on our YouTube Page.