Resources

California School Dashboard

In March of 2017, the California Department of Education launched the new California School Dashboard. The Dashboard affects all public school districts in California.  The California State Board of Education approved a new accountability and continuous improvement system in the Fall of 2016. The new system includes the eight State priorities that define a quality education from a broader perspective than a single test score. The State uses a new accountability evaluation rubric to analyze state and local performance standards. The rubric assists districts in identifying strengths and areas for improvement.

The California School Dashboard provides multiple measures of student performance and a more complete picture of the students’ educational experience. The Dashboard includes academic indicators, progress of English learners, college and career indicators, high school graduation rate, suspension rate and chronic absenteeism.  A few of these measures are still a work in progress at the State level. The academic indicator for measuring progress of student achievement is the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) in English Language Arts and Math for 3rd through 8th and 11th grade.

The State launched new accountability webpages on the California Department of Education Website for the California Accountability Model and School Dashboard at www.caschooldashboard.org

 

Complaints

Williams Uniform Complaints

Education Code 35186 creates a procedure for the filing of complaints concerning deficiencies related to instructional materials, conditions of facilities that are not maintained in a clean or safe manner or in good repair, teacher vacancy or misassignment, or the lack of opportunity to receive intensive instruction and services to pupils who did not pass one or both parts of the high school exit examination by the end of grade 12. The complaint and response are public documents as provided by law. Complaints may be filed anonymously. However, if you wish  to receive a response to your complaint, you must provide the contact information.

Williams Complaint Form

Uniform Complaints

Any individual, public agency or organization may file a written complaint of alleged district noncompliance with the state and federal laws and regulations governing educational programs. The complaint must be initiated no later than six months from the date when the alleged noncompliance occurred or when the complainant first obtained knowledge of the facts of the alleged noncompliance. State law establishes a 60-day timeline for investigation, resolution, and district appeal process. This timeline is included in the Administrative Regulation 1312.3. Further information regarding the Uniform Complaint Procedures may be obtained from the Human Resources Coordinator for the district.

Complaint Form

District Policy on Bullying

Every student is entitled to a safe school environment free from discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying.

The District's Policy on Bullying can be accessed on the District's website. Copies are available in the school office.

1.    The District prohibits bullying. This includes, but is not limited to, discrimination , harassment, intimidation and bullying based on the actual or perceived characteristics set forth in Penal Code section 422.55 and Education Code section 220, and disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Bullying is defined in Education Code section 48900(r).

2.    School personnel must immediately intervene if they witness an act of discrimination , harassment, intimidation or bullying, provided it is safe to do so.

3.    Acts of discrimination or bullying should be brought to the attention of the principal.

4.    You may make an anonymous complaint by contacting the principal or the District's Nondiscrimination/Anti-Bullying Coordinator. If there is sufficient corroborating information, the District will commence an investigation.

5.    Complaints of bullying or discrimination will be considered confidential. However, it may be necessary to disclose certain information in order to effectively investigate.

6.    Students who violate the District' s policies on bullying or discrimination may be subject to discipline, including suspension and expulsion.

7.    The District prohibits retaliation against individuals who make complaints of bullying or provide information related to such complaints.

8.    Students and parents also may contact the District's Nondiscrimination/Anti­ Bullying Coordinator: Kyle Martin, 805-927-3693, kmartin@coastusd.org

ETC Portal

DID YOU KNOW THERE IS A GREAT FREE RESOURCE FOR YOUR STUDENTS TO USE   
FOR RESEARCH AND TO READ FROM?

Every student has access to an online resource  - the ETC Portal - an annual subscription paid by the school district. 

Students can research with GALE and BRITANNICA ENCYCLOPEDIA  (in Spanish and English) and can have articles read to them at different levels. They can also log on to Tumble Book Library to find books for grades K-6 to read or to have read to them ( in Spanish, English, and bilingual) . TRUEFLIX  has non-fiction digital books that can be read aloud to students and have great videos.  These are only a few of the sites available!

Login to ETC Portal

Use one of the login credentials below:

Username CGS SLMS CUHS
Password otters warriors broncos

 

We encourage you to visit this website and have your students take advantage of all the wonderful resources. 

If you have any questions, please contact Suzanne Kennedy at (805) 927-3693 or by emailing skennedy1@coastusd.org
 

Mathematics Placement for Students Entering Grade 9

Placement in Foundational Math:

•    Grade 7 performance on the Smarter Balanced Assessment in Mathematics of levels 1 or higher

•    A minimum grade of “F” or higher in grade 8 mathematics

Placement in Algebra 1:

•    Grade 7 performance on the Smarter Balanced Assessment in Mathematics of levels 2 or higher

•    A minimum passing grade of “C” in grade 8 mathematics

Placement in Geometry:

•    Grade 7 performance on the Smarter Balanced Assessment in Mathematics of levels 3 or 4

•    A minimum passing grade of “C” in a course of accelerated grade 8 mathematics or algebra 1

On an annual basis, the High School Counselor or designee will review each grade 9 student’s performance in his or her mathematics course within the first month of the school year to ensure accurate placement and permit reevaluation of individual pupil progress.

In an annual report to the Board of Education, appropriate placement of high school students in mathematics courses is reviewed by the Board when the Superintendent presents an annual, accountability report on summative assessment data by student subgroups from the Smarter Balanced Assessment in Mathematics and the Advanced Placement Assessment in Calculus AB.

Board Approved: 11/18/2015

 

Non-Discrimination Statement

Coast Unified School District provides a safe school environment that allows all students equal access and opportunities in the district's academic, extracurricular and other educational support programs, services, and activities.  The Coast Unified School District School Board prohibits, at any district school or school activity, unlawful discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, and bullying of any student by anyone, based on the student's actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, nationality, ethnicity, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression; the perception of one or more of such characteristics; or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

Coordinator of Uniform Complaints and Title IX

Scott Smith, Interim Superintendent

1350 Main Street

Cambria, CA 93428

(805) 927-3880

district@coastusd.org

Coordinator of Individual Education Plans and Section 504

Adam Helfand, Director of Special Education

1350 Main Street

Cambria, CA 93428

(805) 927-4400

ahelfand@coastusd.org

SLO SELPA CAC

The Community Advisory Committee (CAC) is a group of parents, educators and community members who are concerned with the educational needs of children with disabilities.

SLO SELPA CAC

Student Acceptable Use Policy

General Statement of Policy

Coast Unified School District provides access to the district computer network for electronic mail and the Internet. Access to e-mail and the Internet enables students to have access to electronic information that enables them to explore thousands of libraries, databases, and bulletin boards while exchanging messages with people around the world.

Coast Unified School District is committed to making advanced technology and increased access to learning opportunities available to students, faculty, and other district employees. The district’s goal in providing this access is to promote educational excellence in schools by facilitating resource sharing, innovations, and communications. To be in compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) as mandated by Congress, Coast Unified School District has implemented the following guidelines and procedures for using the Internet. This Acceptable Use Policy and Media Consent form is a legally binding document.

CIPA mandates school districts to certify that they have in place an Internet Safety Policy. These mandates and assurances must be in place in order to receive E-rate funds or funds under Title III of Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. Coast Unified School District incorporates Internet filtering technology, remote monitoring technology, network transaction auditing and staff supervision to prohibit obscenity, child pornography and material harmful to minors in compliance with CIPA.

COPPA applies to the online collection of personal information from children under 13. School districts must be COPPA compliant order to receive E-rate funds. Coast Unified School District does not disclose personal information about students on district websites or through any unsecured Internet communication and staff members are instructed not to allow students to enter personal information on any external website or through any other Internet communication in compliance with COPPA. A consent form must be signed prior to any personal student information or work being placed on any district provided website.

Limited Educational Purpose

With access to computers and people all over the world comes the potential for access to material that is illegal, defamatory, inaccurate or offensive to some people. The school district system has a limited educational purpose, which includes use of the system for classroom activities, professional or career development, and limited high-quality self-discovery activities.

Users of the system are expected to use the Internet to further educational and personal goals consistent with the mission of the school district and school policies. Uses, which might be acceptable on a user’s private personal account on another system, may not be acceptable on this limited purpose network.

Coast Unified School District has taken steps to restrict access to inappropriate resources and information on the network and to monitor student use of the network. However, on a global network it is impossible to effectively control student access to material. The primary responsibility for access will rest with the student. We believe that the benefits to students from access to the Internet exceed any disadvantages. But ultimately, parents and guardians of minors are responsible for setting and conveying standards that children should follow when using media and information sources. To that end, Coast Unified School District supports and respects each family’s right to decide whether or not to apply for school network access.

Use of the System is a Privilege

The use of the school district system is a privilege, not a right. All users are responsible for good behavior on school computer networks and individual computers just as they would be if in a classroom. General school rules for behavior and communication apply. Network administrators, teachers, and other appropriate district personnel may review student/user files and communication to prevent misuse and to ensure students/users are using the system responsibly and in compliance with laws and district policies. There is no expectation of privacy when using technology resources owned and/or provided to users through Coast Unified School District. Depending on the nature and degree of the violation and number of violations of the district policy, unacceptable use of the school district system or the Internet may result in one or more of the following consequences: suspension or cancellation of use of access privileges; payments for damages or repairs; discipline under other appropriate school district policies, including suspension, expulsion, exclusion or termination of employment; civil or criminal liability under applicable laws.
 
The following pages contain a list of unacceptable uses and student rights. Please read these carefully.
Signatures are required by student and parent/guardian prior to the student being given access to the system.

Student Internet Access

  • All students may have access to the school district network and the Internet World Wide Web information resources through their classroom, library or school computer lab under the guidance of a teacher, librarian, library technician, or other school administrator.
  • Students may have e-mail access only under their teacher’s direct supervision using a classroom e-mail account.
  • Student use of district computers to access either directly or through a proxy server, social networking sites, such as, but not limited to, MySpace, Facebook and Friendster, is prohibited. Student/teacher relationships on Facebook and other social networking sites are strongly discouraged.

Unacceptable Uses. The following uses of the district network are considered unacceptable:

Personal Safety

  • You will not post personal contact information about yourself or other people. Personal contact information includes your address, telephone number, school address, work address, etc.
  • You will not agree to meet someone you have met online without your parent’s approval and participation. Your parent should accompany you to the meeting.
  • You will promptly report to your teacher or other appropriate school employee any message that you receive that is inappropriate or makes you uncomfortable.
  • Users will immediately report to a staff member an obscene, pornographic or offensive material found.

Illegal Activities

  • You will not attempt to gain access to the district network or to any other computer system through the district network or go beyond your authorized access. This includes attempting to log on though another person’s account or access another person’s files. These actions are illegal, even if only for the purpose of “browsing”.
  • You will not make deliberate attempts to disrupt the computer system or network, or destroy data by spreading computer viruses, loading illegal files, or by any other means. These actions are illegal.
  • You will not use the district network to engage in any other illegal act, such as arranging for a drug sale or the purchase of alcohol, engaging in criminal gang activity, threatening the safety of a person, etc.
  • You will not post, submit, publish, or display harmful matter or material that is threatening, obscene, disruptive, or sexually explicit, or that could be construed as harassment or disparagement of others based on their race, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion, or political beliefs.
  • You will not use the system to engage in commercial or other for-profit activities.
  • You will not use district resources to solicit, create, forward, or reply to any email that could be classified as a chain letter (SPAM).

System Security

  • You are responsible for your network account and should take all reasonable precautions to prevent others from being able to use your account. Under no circumstances should you provide your password to another person.
  • You will immediately notify a teacher, school administrator, librarian or district technology department if you have identified a possible security problem. Do not go looking for security problems; this may be construed as an illegal attempt to gain access.
  • You will not download software or install programs unless it is under the direct supervision of a teacher and only with permission from the school administrator or technology coordinator.
  • You will do nothing that could disrupt the use of the system for others, including installing programs or files, deleting programs or files, modifying settings, changing passwords, or reconfiguring the system.
  • Any use of personal electronic devices (including but not limited to laptops, tablets, smart phones, cell phones, USB drives, iTouch devices, MP3 players) must be checked by the Technology Department in order to be on school premises.
  • You will not in any manner physically modify, harm, or destroy any computer or network hardware.
  • Any student identified as a security risk may be denied access.

Inappropriate Language

  • Restrictions against inappropriate language apply to public messages, private messages, and material posted on web pages.
  • You will not use obscene, profane, lewd, vulgar, rude, inflammatory, threatening, or disrespectful language.
  • You will not post information that could cause damage or pose a danger of disruption.
  • You will not engage in personal attacks, including prejudicial or discriminatory attacks, cyber bullying, intimidation, hazing or other conduct that causes or threatens to cause bodily harm or emotional suffering.
  • You will not harass another person. Harassment is persistently acting in a manner that distresses or annoys another person. If you are told by the person to stop sending messages, you must stop.
  • You will not knowingly or recklessly post false or defamatory information about a person or organization. 

Respect for Privacy

  • You will not re-post a message that was sent to you privately without the permission of the person who sent you the message.
  • You will not post private information about another person.
  • You will not access another individual’s materials, information or files without permission.
  • You will not use someone else’s password, user account, or logon.
  • You will not gain unauthorized access to resources.

Respecting Resource Limits

  • You will use the system only for educational and career development activities.
  • You will not download large files unless approved by the teacher in charge. If necessary, you will download the file at a time when the system is not being heavily used and immediately remove the file from the system computer.
  • You will not post chain letters or engage in “spamming”. Spamming is sending an annoying or unnecessary message to a large number of people.
  • You will not download and/or listen to radio streaming, video streaming, using any online telephone resource, or sharing music and/or video due to bandwidth restrictions.
  • You will not download or install from any other sources any non-curriculum software unless approved bvy a principal or network administrator. This includes, but not limited to, non-educational games, peer-to-peer file-sharing software, remote control software, optimizing utilities, networking utilities, shareware software, freeware software, and Internet messengers. All software installed on district computers must be licensed and approved. Pirated woftware will not be tolerated.
  • You will not intentionally waste limited resources.

Plagiarism and Copyright Infringement

  • You will not plagiarize works that you find on the Internet. Plagiarism is taking the ideas or writings of others and presenting them as if they were yours.
  • You will respect the rights of copyright owners. Copyright infringement occurs when you inappropriately reproduce a work that is protected by copyright. Reproduction of a work includes using the work in another written form or posting the work or portion of the work, on the Internet. If a work contains language that specifies appropriate use of that work, you should follow the expressed requirements. If you are unsure whether or not you can use a work, you should requests permission from the copyright owner. Copyright law can be confusing. If you have questions, you should ask your teacher.

Inappropriate Access to Material

  • You will not use the school district network to access harmful matter or material that is profane or obscene (pornography), that advocates illegal acts, or advocates violence or discrimination towards other people (hate literature). This may include certain song lyrics and related materials.
  • If you mistakenly access inappropriate information, you should immediately tell the teacher or school administrator in charge. This will protect you against any claim that you have intentionally violated this policy.
  • Your parent/guardian should instruct you if there is additional material that they think it would be inappropriate for you to access. The district fully expects that you will follow your parents’ instructions in this matter.

Your Rights

  • Free Speech
  • Your right to free speech, as set forth in the district’s disciplinary code, applies also to your communication on the district’s network and on the Internet, except as otherwise set forth in the Acceptable Use Policy. The school 
  • district network is considered a limited forum, similar to the school newspaper, and therefore the district may restrict your speech for valid educational reasons.

Search and Seizure

  • You should be aware that computer files and communications on the district’s network and all over the Internet are not private or secure.
  • Use of mobile wireless Internet devices (including but not limited to Hotspots, MiFi’s, personal Bluetooth) other than those provided by the district is prohibited and subject to seizure.
  • Students will limit their use of the system to classroom activities, teacher-directed activities, library-related research, or career development. Use of the system for any other purpose, personal or otherwise, is prohibited unless approved in advance.
  • The district may monitor your use of the Internet and the district’s computer resources, (including but not limited to laptops, tablets, smart phones, cell phones, USB drives, iTouch devices, MP3 players), your e-mail, personal electronic devices, Internet files, and Internet access, at any time without advance notice or consent when there is a reasonable need to do so. Passwords must be reported. Monitoring of the system may lead to discovery that you have violated the Acceptable Use Policy, the district’s disciplinary codes or the law. The district reserves the right to suspend the use of personal electronic devices.
  • Your parent/guardian has the right at any time to see the contents of your files.

Due Process

  • Violating this policy may result in one or all of the following: restricting network access; loss of network access; disciplinary or legal action including, but not limited to, suspension or expulsion and/or criminal prosecution under appropriate local, state and federal laws; assessment of the cost of damages to hardware/software.
  • The district will cooperate fully with local, state, or federal officials in any investigation related to any illegal activities conducted through the school district network.
  • In the event there is a claim that you have violated this Policy of the district’s disciplinary code in your use of the school district network, you will be provided with written notice of the suspected violation and an opportunity to be heard in the manner set forth in the district’s disciplinary code.
  • Major violations of the district’s Acceptable Use Policy by a student will result in the loss of use of all computing equipment and Internet access, even if this causes the student to fail a class. The student may be able to regain computing privileges the following school year. If this occurs, the student will be given the opportunity to remove his/her school-related files.
  • If the violation also involves a violation of the district’s disciplinary code, it will be handled in a manner described in the district’s disciplinary code. Additional restrictions may be placed on the student’s use of their network account.

Limitation of Liability

The district makes no warranties of any kind, either express or implied, that the functions or services provided through the school district network will be error-free or without defect. The district will not be responsible for any claims, damages, or injury of any nature whatsoever, which users may suffer as a result, whether directly or indirectly, of any use of the school district network, including, but not limited to, personal injury, emotional distress or suffering, or loss of data or interruptions of service. The district is not responsible for the accuracy or quality of the information obtained through or stored on the system. The district will not be responsible for financial obligations arising from the unauthorized use of the school district network, including, but not limited to, the purchase of products or services.    REV 0313

 

Student Accident Coverage

Student Accident Coverage is SECONDARY to any other insurance which provides medical benefits to your child. Self-Insured Schools of California (SISC) is primary to Medi-Cal and Tricare. A claim must be filed  with  your  primary  insurance carrier (e.g., Blue Cross, Blue Shield) at the same time you file a Student Accident Coverage claim.

If you subscribe to an HMO (Health Maintenance Organization), you must use it.

If you have primary insurance , a copy of the "Explanation of Benefits" (how your insurance has processed the claim) from your insurance carrier is needed to process the Student Accident Claim.

Student Accident Coverage has a maximum benefit of $2,500.00 for services rendered as a result of bodily injury. Treatment must begin within 30 days of the injury and benefits are only payable for services rendered within one year of the date of the injury. Physical therapy and chiropractic services are subject to additional limitations. The completed SISC claim form must be submitted to SISC within one year (52 weeks) of the date of injury.

ALL SECTIONS NEED TO BE COMPLETED OR YOUR CLAIM WILL BE RETURNED.

1.    Report accidental injury to appropriate school official immediately.

2.    Have designated school employee compete and sign the school's section of the claim form.

3.    The claim form must be filled out completely- all areas need the specific information which is requested and the parents /guardian s need to complete the parent section and sign all the appropriate spaces.

4.    Give a copy of the completed claim form to all providers to be billed directly to SISC.

OR

5.    Send competed claim form, itemized bills and Explanations of Benefits (EOBs) if applicable to:

SISC - Student Accident Coverage
P.O. Box 1847
Bakersfield, CA 93303-1847

For your personal records , please keep a copy of all submitted paperwork .
Any questions concerning Student Accident Coverage should be directed to SISC at (661) 636-4710.

 

Support Services for Families

211-Hotline
Services: 24 Hour confidential phone line for information, referrals, support and crisis support. Contact: 211, 1-800-783-0607

ALPHA Pregnancy Counseling and Support
Services: Rental/deposit assistance, clothing, counseling and more (pregnant or parent of 0-12 months) Contact: 541-3367 also in Los Osos

Big Brother, Big Sister
Services: Adult role models for children ages 6 to 16 in San Luis Obispo County. Contact: 781-3226

CA Rural Legal Assistance
Service: Legal services for low-income in civil cases. Bi-lingual services available. Contact: 544-7994 (9-11 & 4-5 M, T, Th, F)

Cal Poly Community Counseling
Services: Low cost counseling for individual, couples or families $3-15 (based on need) Contact: 756-1532

Catholic Charities
Services: Assistance with rent and utilities. Immigration assistance. Contact: 541-9110

Center for Family Strengthening (formally known as SLO-CAP)
Services: Resource center for information on the prevention and treatment of child abuse. Contact: 543-6216

Child Development Resource Center (CDRC)
Services: Child care center for 0-5
Contact: 544-0801

ChildWelfare Services- CWS
Services: Emergency line for child abuse and neglect.
Contact: 781-1700 or 781-KIDS

Coastal Family Resource Center
Services: parenting classes, referrals, bi-lingual support, counseling services Contact: 235-6610 880 Manzanita Drive, Room 18 Los Osos

Community Action Partnership-SLO
Services: Services include assistance with rent, utility bills, childcare and homeless case management.
Contact: 544-4355 Child Care Resource Center: 541-2272

Community Counseling Center (CCC)
Services: LowCost counseling/Sliding scale.
Contact: 543-7969 **Appointments now available in Los Osos

Community Health Centers (CHC)
Services: Low/No cost dental care, medical care and prescriptions. 14 locations.Medi-Cal accepted. Contact: 269-1500 SLO or 772-1055 Morro Bay

Dentist Provider List
Service: List of Medi-Cal dentists. Contact: 1-800-322-6384

Department of Social Services (DSS)
Service: Financial aid, food stamps,Medi-Cal, & other Social Services programs. Contact: 781-1600 SLO or 772-6334 Morro Bay

Department of Mental Health, Youth Services
Services: Out patient therapy services for children with mental illness or emotional problems. Contact: 1-800-838-1381 (24-hour crisis line for mental health emergency – 781-4700)

Drug & Alcohol Services
Services: Treatment and rehab for drug and alcohol problems. Support for families and friends. Contact: 781-4275

Exploration Station: Computers for Youth
Services: Provides 1 free refurbished computer per family in need. $25 fee, includes 1 hour training Contact: 781-4838 or your school counselor

Family Care Network
Services: Services designed to help parents/care givers keep behaviorally challenged children/teens in the home; mentoring program, out patient counseling, therapeutic behavioral services, support for foster children; parent training. Contact: 781-3535

Family Law Facilitator
Services: Assist with all family law issues including divorce, custody, visitation, child support, spousal support, legal separation, annulment, paternity, domestic violence and Department of Child Support Services cases. We also assist in civil harassment, name change and guardianship cases.
Contact: Walk-in Wednesday and Thursdays, 8:30 am - 11:30 am at the San Luis Obispo Courthouse located at 1035 Palm St., on the 2nd Floor in Department 11 or call for an appointment on Fridays between 8-12 at 788-2491.

Family Resource Coordinator for San Luis Coastal USD
Services: Refer, assist, advocate and provide case management for eligible families and students, liaison for homeless and foster youth.
Contact: 549-1219, mmusgrave@slcusd.org Melissa Musgrave,MA

Grass Roots
Services: Emergency housing, food, clothing, counseling and legal referrals. Contact: 544-2333

Harvest Bag: Zion Lutheran Church Foothill Blvd.
Services: Emergency food and other items. Call 1st to sign up.
Contact: 543-8327

Health Department
Services: Immunizations, well-child exams, family planning services, prenatal services, STD clinics, AIDS testing. Contact: 781-5500 (SLO) 772-6380 (Morro Bay)

Homeless Shelter-CAPSLO
Services: Dinner, bed, shower. No alcohol/drugs. Children must be w/ parents.
Contact: 781-3993 Client Messages: 546-0776

Hospice
Services: Home care for terminally ill, bereavement counseling and support. Contact: 544-2266

Housing Authority: HASLO
Services: Access to low-income housing lists and availability. Contact: 543-4478

Jack’s Helping Hand
Services: a non-profit org. that assists children with illnesses and disabilities, providing special treatments, services, equipment and transportation that are not provided by other sources; or which exceed family financial capabilities. Contact: 547-1914

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Services: Support groups for persons with mental illness, Family education classes and support groups for family and friends of people with mental illness.
Contact: 546-4040; Family Advocate 541-5144 ext. 171

Parents Helping Parents
Services: Offers support, information, and education to families of special needs children. Contact: 549-8148

Parent Connection of San Luis Obispo County
Services: A web-based family resource center, listing parenting classes and family resources in SLO County. Contact: 543-3700. Parent 24 hour hotline: 904-1411

Prado Day Center
Services: Shower, meals, laundry facilities, health assessments, case management. Contact: 781-0617

Rape Crisis Center (RISE)
Services: 24 support for sexual assault victims.
Contact: 545-8888 or 1-800-656-HOPE

Salvation Army
Services: Emergency food, rental assistance, and utility assistance. Contact: 544-2401

Transitions-Mental Health Association (T-MHA)
Services: Provides innovative mental health support services for children, adults and family members. Contact: 541-5144, Locations in SLO and Los Osos

Victim/Witness Assistance
Services: Crisis intervention & emergency assistance.
Contact: 781-5821

WIC (Women, Infant, & Children)
Services: Food assistance for women with children at least one child under 5 years of age. Contact: 781-5570  Morro Bay location also

Women’s Shelter of SLO
Services: Emergency shelter, food, clothing, counseling & legal assistance to domestic violence victims. Contact: 781-6401 or in a crisis 781-6400 CHAT Program: 473-6507