LIHEAP , THE LOW-INCOME HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM, was created post-pandemic from funds available from the American Rescue Act of 2021 to assist qualiifying low income individuals and families struggling to make ends meet with one-time payments to help with energy bills. For more information to see if you qualify, google LIHEAP, or call toll free 866- 675-6623.
Dignity Health grant
The Dignity Health grant was applied for by Linda Quesenberry and awarded to Los Osos Cares; parts of the grant to be distributed to Morro Bay Lions Club and the Morro Bay Community Resource Connections office.
International Day of Peace
Yes We Can Peacebuilders celebrates the United Nations International Day of Peace is September 21, celebrated annually at the Morro Bay City Park.
Methodist Church and Children's School Peace Pole, Morro Bay
Proclamation by City Council Designating Morro Bay as City of Peace, September, 2018
Morro Del Mar Senior Apartments
Albertsons MB Fresh Rescue Program
Children's Resource Network
Lisa Ray, Children's Resource Network, New Website announcement.
For those that need assistance information
Contact Morro Bay Cares, 805-772-7217, their volunteer organization VOAD 805-772-6278, the Community Resource Connections Office (805)225-1991, or:
Estero Bay RU OK?
Cayucos Phone: (805)471-7096, Los Osos Phone: (805)471-7188, Morro BayPhone: (805)471-7129
Covid Rent Relief
California tenants or landlords can visit the California Covid -19 Rent Relief webpage through the Housing is Key website https://www.recoverslo.org/en/index.aspx or they can call toll-free 833-430-2122.
FREE FLU SHOTS - MORRO BAY
St. Timothy's Church, 962 Piney Way, Morro Bay (Please enter off of Quintana Road). 11AM - 4PM
Pre-register Online at : https://forms.gle/9UhyzCOQcfbiNfdWA
File Your Taxes Online
Learn about My Free Taxes. Myfreetaxes.org is easy, safe, and secure. My Free Taxes uses H&R Block software and has all the features you are looking for. There are no income limits! Fees may apply depending on schedules prepared.
Food Bank Recognizes Morro Bay Resident
On the 4th Thursday of every month, using an alternate pickup request form, Bonnie picks up food from the Del Mar Elementary School Food Bank Distribution Site and delivers it to neighbors who are unable to make it to the location. Bonnie has been a long-time volunteer in support of SLO Food Bank and created a resource check list that is distributed at most sites. (See the article in Estero Bay News Pg.10, December 5th by Emily Hansen, Community Food Program Coordinator, SLO Food Bank)
COVID 19 TEST SITES, SLO
For information on other sites: https://www.emergencyslo.org/en/test
Ramona Garden Park Center
993 Ramona Ave., Grover Beach
M - F, 7AM - 7 PM
Register by Phone: 1-888-634-1123
SLO Vet's Hall
801 Grand Ave., SLO
M -F, 7 AM - 7 PM
Regiister by Phone:,1-888-634-1123
Urgent Care Center of Morro Bay
783 Quintana Road, Morro Bay
805-771-0108, Need to have symptoms
The Bear Valley Quilt Guild donated 27 quilts in July. They are free to those in need. Call Sharon O'Leary at the Community Resource Connections office at 805- 225-1991 or contact Bear Hug Quilts at djudilyn@hotmail,com
Mobile Homeless Outreach Team
Transitions Mental Health Asociation (TMHA) has recently responded to a growing community need by expanding their Homeless Outreach Services. Their Mobile Homeless Outreach Team is a multidisciplinary team aimed at researching underserved mentally ill and homeless individuals in our community. The team consists of an Outreach Worker, Therapist, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner,and a Peer Mentor. Using either the onsite office or the Mobile Van (below), they can assist individuals wherever they are, and provide a wide variety of services, which include:
Hours and Locations:
Every other Monday: 4pm - 6pm - ECHO Shelter in Atascadero
Every other Monday 5 - 6 pm - Morro Bay Vet's Hall
Tuesday: 12pm - 3pm - 40 Prado in San Luis Obispo
Thursdays: 11am - 12:30 - Life Point Church in Grover Beach
Every other Thursday: 1:30pm - 3:30pm - 5 Cities Homeless Coalition in Grover Beach
Miriam Vargas, Program Manager - Homeless Outreach Team - (805) 550-7691
Jose Gonzalez, Homeless Outreach Worker - (805) 540-4198
The Rock Community Radio
Front page-Estero Bay News 4/11/2019- Bobby de Lancelotti's Estero Bay Kindness Coalition School Backpack Program.
Linda Fidell receives award from CCN
On April 1, 2019 for her work with Food Group's Monday Night Dinner.
EBAC's Food Group provided food during the CCN (Community Cares Network) event for more than 100 attendees. A big Thank You from Department of Social Services Jessica Lorance.
Monday Night Dinner
Dentists in the area that accept DentiCal
LOS OSOS ON THE RISE
Los Osos is a driving force in community action.
In addition to the very popular Food Bank on Wednesdays spearheaded by Jim Quesenberry of People Helping People, Jim's wife Linda Quesenberry is the director of the Los Osos Resource Center (805-592-2701), located at Sunnyside School Room 18, Tue-F 1-3PM.
The Los Osos Community Coalition presents a panel addressing important community concerns at bi-monthly meetings at South Bay Community Center.
The Resource Center offers:
The Sheriff's department is also involved in the community with the CAT (Community Action Team), dedicated to intervention in crisis situations.
GIVEslo helps those in need in San Luis Obispo County
(Some of this information is from an article on pages1and 19 of the April 25 - May 8 edition of the Estero Bay News by Theresa Marie Wilson) and has been updated July 22, 2021 by Robert Jonez, CRC.
Co-founders Kara Strauss, President and Rebecca Espy, Secretary, along with Erin Parker, Treasurer, have launched a new organization, GIVEslo, a non-profit dedicated to building a network to donate items, time, and money to meet essential needs, which can be anything from helping to pay a utilities bill, providing a car seat for a new mother, or helping with medical expenses. Need referrals will come from schools, county health departments, medical professionals, and social services.
The co-founder's efforts are an expansion of the work of now-retired Sandy Richardson, who started SLO Womenade about 15 years ago, but the newly formed GIVEslo organization is more broad spectrum, avoiding being pigeonholed into just one thing.
Update July 22, 2021 by Robert Jonez, CRC:
GIVEslo now has 501c3 non-profit status, and has created a website, www.giveslo.org. They have been providing much needed service and requested items for the past year. Because of their efforts, funds have run very low. For funding, besides community outreach, they are accessing the current list of Womenade doners, plus involving local businesses and applying for grants. They are accepting individual donations through their Facebook page. For more information or to make a donation, contact Kara at 303-908-4498.
Los Osos Cares Resource Center is now home to
LOC - WOMENADE
Morro Bay and Los Osos Only
Agency Referrals can be sent to:
LOC Resource Center Available for:
Client Meetings, support groups, etc.
Call Linda Quesenberry at 805-592-2701
SLO Health Website www.slohealthaccess.org
Los Osos Community Dinner scheduled for every Thursday at South Bay Community Center, 2180 Palisades, Los Osos., 5-6pm.
Lifeline Free Cell Phone californialifeline.com. Categories at top of page on website. - Health/, then provider search,/ then zip.
Low Cost Internet Access Program
Applications for Utilities Discount Programs are now available online at http://.morrobayca.gov/DocumentCenter/View/11080/Utility-Discount-Program, and copies are also available at the Community Resources Connections Office. You must be currently enrolled in PG&E Care and SoCalGas Care.
Morro Bay Water Discount Program. (Chere @ Utility Billing Department 805-772-6222)<< New text box >>
2018 Home Energy Assistance Program Applications Available. Return to CAPSLO 3970 Short Street Suite#110, San Luis Obispo 805-541-4122 X 14.
Cuesta College Food Bank is now the third Tuesday of each month, 3-5PM, Parking Lot 3.
New Medical Clinic in Morro Bay... Dignity Health Pacific Coast Health Centers 685 Morro Ave. Suite C, Mon- Fi 8AM - 5PM, closed 12 - 1:30 for lunch.
Sponsored by the Latino Health Coalition - Health for the Community Health Fair-An Annual Event
Morro Bay Fire Department - location is subject to change in future.
Sharon O'Leary from the Morro Bay Community Resource Connections Office and Linda Quesenberry from the Los Osos Resource Center shared an information table at the event.
Noor Clinics serving uninsured clients. slonoorfoundation.org Call for current clinic information 805-439-1797. SLO hours: M-F 9:00-Noon, 1:00 - 4:00, Also Free glasses with prescription.
Paso Robles: 400 Oak Hill Road, T, Wed- Thurs: 9:00 - 1:00 PM
Food Bank Site Information is now available in Spanish Call the Community Resources Connections Office 225-1991 for more information or stop by 695 Harbor Street, Morro Bay.
We are an all-volunteer organization and welcome any kind of support. If you would like to help out, please contact us for a list of our most needed items or volunteer opportunities.
Community Resource Connections
695 Harbor St Suite D
Morro Bay, CA 93442
Phone: (805) 225-1991