Help Lines



Fridays, October 2nd through November 20th, 2015, from 3:30pm – 4:30pm

The group will offer a confidential, structured, and warm environment for children to safely express their feelings and experiences with grief due to the death of a family member or friend. Group members will have the opportunity to participate in child-centered activities in a peer setting. There is no charge to participate in the group. The group will be co-facilitated by Michelle Luzi, Social Work Intern and Amy Carlisle, MFT Trainee (under supervision).

If you know of a child who might benefit from the group, or if you have questions, please call Tony Huffaker at 544-2266. After October 2nd, the group will be closed and no new members will be taken.

Grief Support Workshop

MeCards4Kids® 2016 Drop-in Workshop. Monthly (except in June & December).

3rd Thursday each month. 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Children learn a special way to remember loved ones in this creative class that teaches how to craft MeCards collage cards and words to go with them.

Children 7-9 may attend with a parent present, older children may attend on their own. All parents are welcome to stay for a separate parent’s workshop providing grief information and support.

This drop-in gathering is offered by the Wilshire Hospice Center for Grief Education & Healing EIN#952374185 at 285 South St, Suite M in San Luis Obispo.


Please call Janice Schoening for more info. Phone (805) 269-0141. Fax (805) 269-0145

Workshop Flyer 

Workshop Flyer in Spanish

Olive Grove Charter School

An alternative education option with a learning center in San Luis Obispo.

Olive Grove Charter School, a free-tuition, public education program for families wanting to enroll their students in home or independent study programs with parents as the primary instructors, has opened a branch at 733 Marsh St., Suite 210, San Luis Obispo.

The school offers a standard state curriculum to students in grades K-12 with a transitional kindergarten program as well. Enrollment occurs throughout the year.

Find contact information and learn more here.


Operation School Bell provides free, new clothing to elementary school children in need in our county. The program has facilities in San Luis Obispo and Atascadero. Families may call for an appointment starting in August of each school year.
Operation School Bell in SLO: (805) 782-0824
Operation School Bell in Atascadero (805) 462-4254


Throughout this once a week, nine-week signature program (Parent Engagement in Education), PIQE fulfills its mission of educating, empowering, and inspiring parents of K–12 school age children to take an active role in encouraging and enabling their children to: stay in school; improve their academic performance; develop healthy and constructive relationships with their parents, teachers, and counselors; and focus/prepare themselves for a post-secondary education.

Certificates of completion are granted to all graduates.
The program is FREE to parents (available in both North and South County).
Call for class details: (805) 922-3068 or email your inquiries to Mario Trejo

PIQE Instituto de padres para una educación de calidad
A través de este programa de nueve-semanas, una vez a la semana, PIQE cumple su misión de educar, fortalecer, y inspirar a padres de estudiantes de K–12 para tomar un papel activo a favor de permitir que su niño/s: Permanezca en la escuela; Mejore su desempeño académico; Desarrolle relaciones sanas y constructivas con sus padres, con los maestros, y con los consejeros; y, se Prepare para una enseñanza poste-secundaria (Universidad).
Certificados son otorgados a todos los graduados.
El programa se ofrece GRATIS a padres.
Llame para más detalles. Teléfono de oficina: (805) 922-3068 o envíe un correo electrónico a Mario Trejo


SLO Children’s Museum

The Tribune

New Times

Boys and Girls Club


San Luis Obispo County Activities

YMCA of San Luis Obispo

Exploration Station

SLO County Public Libraries

San Luis Obispo Botanical Gardens
Check out our events for children and their families! We provide a wide and diverse variety of learning opportunities.
Contact us at 805.541.1400
3450 Dairy Creek Rd, San Luis Obispo