Hospice of San Luis Obispo offers Support Groups which provide emotional support and education about the grief process and finding comfort through connecting with like-minded individuals. Support Group meetings are offered according to the needs of the community and often change to meet those needs. A current schedule of support groups is online and regularly updated.

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.

See HERE for a layout of each support group, directions, and calendars.

Specific support groups pertaining to school-aged children include: General Grief Support Group, Living with Grief Support Group, Pet Loss Support Group

If you know of a child who might benefit from the group, if you have any interest or questions, please call Tony Huffaker at 805-544-2266.

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 is one of the six philanthropic programs put on by the Assistant League of San Luis Obispo. This program provides new, free clothing to school children who are in need in SLO county. Specifically those in Kindergarten to 12th grade.  Families may call for an appointment starting in August of each school year.

All shopping is done at a retail store, one in the North County and one in the South County. The children can choose the clothing themselves, getting a proper fit is guaranteed in a store, and the children return to school wearing the same clothes as their peers.

Operation School Bell in SLO: (805) 782-0824

SLO thrift store location supported by Operation School Bell: 667A Marsh Street, Downtown SLO. Store Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10:00am-4:00pm

E-mail address:

For more information Click Here to see more about the Assistance Leauge of SLO County


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 for parents (available in both North and South County).
Call (661) 325-5292 or e-mail your inquiries to Sonia Rodriguez, the executive director at PIQE ( for more information.

For general information and an overview of PIQE’s programs Click Here.

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: (661) 325-5292 o envíe un correo electrónico a Sonia Rodriguez


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 at 805.541.1400
3450 Dairy Creek Rd, San Luis Obispo