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Representative Salud Carbajal








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I know many of you have been personally affected by the heavy storms and flooding over the past few weeks – and many more of you know someone who has had their home, business, or neighborhood damaged in the recent extreme weather.

I want to share with you some good news: President Biden just approved the request that I and others had made to have him declare these damages on the Central Coast a ‘major disaster’.

That means residents of San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties can now file claims directly with FEMA for damages and to get assistance in the wake of these storms.

If you were affected, you can apply in the following ways:

Online at or (Spanish)

Via smartphone at or (Spanish)

 The FEMA Helpline at 1-800-621-3362 by phone, or by email.









Small Business Administration (SBA) loans may also be available to businesses and individuals located in regions affected by the storms.


Homeowners and renters may also be eligible for SBA loans to repair and replace disaster-related damages. To apply for SBA disaster assistance, please visit:









Farmers and ranchers may also reach out to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for assistance. If you reside in San Luis Obispo County, you may contact the USDA Farm Service Agency office in Templeton at (805) 434-0396. If you reside in either Santa Barbara County, you may contact the USDA Farm Service Agency office in Santa Maria at (805) 928-9269.


Or visit my website’s Disaster Resources Page to learn more.



Click here to receive more information regarding federal disaster relief. 









Yo sé que muchos de ustedes se han visto personalmente afectados por las fuertes tormentas y las inundaciones de las últimas semanas, y muchos más conocen a alguien cuya casa, negocio o vecindario han sufrido daños en el clima extremo reciente.


Quiero compartir con ustedes una buena noticia: el presidente Biden acaba de aprobar la solicitud que yo y otros le hicimos para que declarara estos daños en la costa central como un "desastre mayor".


Eso significa que los residentes de los condados de San Luis Obispo y Santa Bárbara ahora pueden presentar reclamos directamente con FEMA por daños y obtener asistencia después de estas tormentas.


Si su hogar o residencia sufrió daños en las tormentas este enero, la manera más rápida para solicitar es a través de


También se puede solicitar llamando al 1-800-621-3362 o a través de la aplicación móvil de FEMA.


Clique aquí para obtener más información sobre qué tipos de asistencia que FEMA puede tener  disponible para apoyar a las personas y las familias en la recuperación de un desastre.


Los préstamos de la Administración de Pequeñas Empresas (SBA, por sus siglas en inglés) también pueden estar disponibles para personas y empresas para reparar o reemplazar propiedades, inventario y suministros dañados por el desastre. 


Después de registrarse con FEMA, las empresas y los propietarios de viviendas que deseen solicitar préstamos de la SBA pueden hacerlo en línea en:



Haz clic aquí para recibir más información sobre la ayuda federal en casos de desastre.













Congressman Salud Carbajal



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.

Sharon O'Leary giving a check to Dana Swanson, Morro Bay City Clerk, from  the Los Osos Cares/Dignity Health grant for the Community Resource Connections office, City of Morro Bay.

Linda Quesenberry (Los Osos Cares) hands a check from the Dignity Health grant to Ray McKelvey (Morro Bay Lions)

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



Lila Kaiser Park

Outreach Team


Sheena Jones, Salvation Army

Junior Machata, CAPSLO

and Sharon O'Leary, Morro Bay Community Resource Connections Office




Los Osos Community Advisory Council, LOCAC


Linde Owens 


Morro Bay Laundry of Love   


3rd Wednesday of each month

4 - 6pm, 520 Quintana Road  


Free use of washing machines and dryers, plus free detergents supplied to those who need them.


Sponsored by Lions Club and Los Osos Cares



Nifty Thrifty Thrift Shop

385 Quintana Road #C, MB




Nifty Thrifty Thrift Shop and Upscale Women's Boutique donates a coupon book to MB Community Resource Connections for folks in need to choose items, no charge






Children's Resource Network



Lisa Ray, Children's Resource Network, New Website announcement.






Mask Poster seen in Berkeley

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  or they can call toll-free 833-430-2122.


St. Timothy's Church, 962 Piney Way, Morro Bay (Please enter off of Quintana Road). 11AM - 4PM


Pre-register Online at : 

File Your Taxes Online

Learn about My Free Taxes. 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

Bonnie Allen

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)


For information on other sites



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








Bear Valley Quilt Guild

Donation Handmade Quilts with Hugs

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:

  • People Who Are Ready to Listen (SE habla Espanol)
  • Help with Getting an ID or Signing up for Insurance
  • Linkage to Behavioral Health and Drug & Alcohol Service
  • Mental Health Assesments and Case Management
  • Psychiatric Medication Service
  • Clothing Assistance & Food  (*based on  Availability)

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

Estero Bay Community Radio, a.k.a. 97.3/107.9 The Rock, is a  501(c)(3) non-profit organization operated and supported by listeners and residents of San Luis Obispo County, California. 

The Rock connects the Central Coast with hyper-local, engaging and creative community-based FM radio and online programming.

Listen in Morro Bay at 97.3 FM, Paso Robles at 107.9 FM and streaming live.


Listen for Public Service Announcements from the Morro Bay Community Resource Connections Office.

Front page-Estero Bay News 4/11/2019Bobby 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 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.





PHONE: (805)-592-2701


The Resource Center offers:

  • Community assistance by phone or email
  • 3  bilingual Spanish speakers
  • Resource Lists, English and Spanish
  • Computer/Wifi access
  • Independent Living Resource Center - by appointment
  • Womenade -
  • Estero Bay RU OK Program Los Osos - (805)-471-7118, Morro Bay (805)-471-7129, Cayucos - (805)-471-7096

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, 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 


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 New Morro Bay Public Engagement Platform. sign up at

SLO Health Website

Los Osos Community Dinner  scheduled for every Wednesday at South Bay Community Center, 2180 Palisades, Los Osos., 5-6pm.

Lifeline Free Cell Phone 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, 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 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.

This antique sextant was donated to the Community Resource Connections Office. We decided to donate it to the Morro Bay Maritime Museum to help them navigate to success. 

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Community Resource Connections
695 Harbor St  Suite D
Morro Bay, CA 93442


Phone: (805) 225-1991


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