Central Coast California Mental Health Resources

Updated: May 2, 2019

California mental health resources

Here are multiple resources available to a diverse population, and whether or not you live in the central coast of California, these resources could help your friends and family or their friends and family. Please consider sharing this post to possibly help save a life, or help someone gain back control of theirs. Some numbers or facilities may be repeated to fit in another category!

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If you or anyone you know lives on the central coast of California and is in a mental health crisis, needs mental health resources, or is thinking of suicide, please call the SLO Hotline at 800.783.0607.

Mental Health Resources Central Coast California

Police/Sheriff's Dispatch (Non-emergency)

SLOPD 805.781.7317

AGPD 805.473.5100

GBPD 805.473.4511

PBPD 805.773.2208

PRPD 805.237.6464

MBPD 805.772.6225

ATPD 805.461.5051

Cal Poly 805.756.2281

Sheriff's Dispatch 805.781.4550 (press 3)

If you are in an emergency, please call 911.

Support Hotlines

AIDS Hotline 1.800.922.2437 (English & Spanish), Mon. - Fri. 9am-5pm, Tues. 9am-9pm. www.aidshotline.org

Breastfeeding Hotlines: Breastfeeding Warmline 805.541.BABY & 24 hours 805.541.2229;

La Leche League 805.242.2294 www.lllofslo.org

Human Service Information 2-1-1, or www.211.org; California 877.355.2604 www.211california.org

Poison Control 1.800.876.4766

Teen Line 1.800.852.8336 (1.800.TLC.TEEN)

Hotlines for 24-hour Crisis and Suicide Prevention:

National 1.800.784.2433 www.hopeline.com OR 1.800.273.TALK, www.suicidology.org

Bakersfield/Kern County 1.800.991.5272 (County Mental Health)

Monterey/San Benito/Santa Cruz 1.877.663.5433 (Suicide Prevention Service of the Central Coast)

NAMI- National Alliance on Mental Illness:

Contact: SLO Chapter 805.594.1056

Family to Family Education Class: John, 805.550.3889

Recorded Info on SLO Meetings 805.546.4040

GALA (The gay and lesbian alliance of the central coast) 805.541.4252

GLBT National Hotline 1.888.843.4564; Youth Talkline 1.800.246.PRIDE (7743)

Tranz Central Coast (TCC) 805.242.3821

The Trevor Project 1.866.488.7386; www.thetrevorproject.com

Veterans Caregiver Support Line 1.855.260.3274

SLO Vet Center 805.782.9101; 1070 Southwood Dr.

Veterans Affairs Santa Barbara Community-Based Outpatient Clinic 4440 Calle Real 805.683.1491

Medical Information

Emergency Contraception 1.888.668.2528, or local pharmacy


  • Arroyo Grande 805.489.4261; 345 Halcyon Rd.

  • SLO French 805.543.5353; 1911 Johnson Ave

  • SLO Sierra Vista 805.546.7600; 1010 Murray Ave

  • North SLO County Twin Cities 805.434.2300

  • Santa Maria Marian 805.739.3000

  • Twin Cities 805.434.2300; 1100 Las Tablas Rd. Templeton

Medi-Cal; CenCal Health 1.800.421.2560

Mental Health:

1.800.838.1381 (24- hours)

SLO 805.781.4700

Psychiatric Hospital (PHF) 805.781.4711

North SLO County 805.461.6060

South SLO County 805.473.7060

Santa Barbara County/Santa Maria (24- hour crisis) 1.888.868.1649

Drug and Alcohol Services:

  • San Luis Obispo Center 805.781.4275; 2180 Johnson Ave.

  • Grover Beach Center 805.473.7080; 1523 Longbranch

  • Prevention and Outreach (Youths and Adults) 805.781.4754; 277 South St. Ste. T, SLO

  • Atascadero Center 805.461.6080; 3556 El Camino Real

  • Paso Robles Center 805.226.3200; 1763 Ramada Dr.

  • Alcoholics Anonymous 805.466.8175 (Atascadero); 805.927.0347 (Cambria); 805.541.3211 (SLO)

  • Cottage Outpatient Center 805.541.9113

  • Narcotics Anonymous 805.549.7730/800.549.7730

Wellness Centers*:

Meghan Madsen 805.540.6577 (SLO County)

*some services require County Mental Health referral

Arroyo Grande, Safe Haven 805.489.9659

Atascadero, Life House 805.464.0512

SLO, Hope House 805.541.681

Protective Services/Abuse

Adult Protective Services Mon. - Fri. 8am-5pm 805.781.1790; after-hours: 844.729.8011

Child Welfare Protective Services 805.781.1700, 1.800.834.3002, 24-hour emergency: 805.781.5437(KIDS)

Domestic Violence Shelters and Counseling:

  • Santa Maria 805.925.2160

  • Lompoc 805.736.0965

  • Santa Barbara 805.964.5245

  • Santa Ynez 805.686.4390

  • Bakersfield 661.327.1091/1.800.273.7713

  • Fresno 1.800.640.0333

  • Salinas 831.422.2201

  • National 1.800.799.7233 www.ndvh.org

Domestic Violence Shelters and Counseling (SLO county):

North County: Crisis 1.855.886.7473; www.RISEslo.org (sexual assault); Office 805.226.5400 M-Thurs. 8am-5pm F 8am-4pm

SLO & South County: Crisis 805.781.6400 (24 hours); Office 805.781.6401 M-F 8:30am-5pm

Homeless Support


Maxine Lewis Memorial Shelter M-F 8am-5pm, Office 805.781.3993; 736 Orcutt Rd.

Messages for clients of staff 805.546.0776

Case management 805.541.6351 (SLO) or 805.473.8210 (South County)


El Camino Homeless Organization (ECHO) and Shelter 805.462.3663

CAP-SLO Hotline 805.549.6899

Santa Maria:

Good Samaritan 805.347.3338

Prado Day Center: 43 Prado Rd. SLO 805.786.0617

5 Cities Homeless Coalition 805.574.1638

Transportation: Info 5-1-1 Ride-on: 805.541.8747

TMHA Homeless Outreach 805.548.2644


Cal Poly Community Counseling 805.756.1532

Community Counseling Center 805.543.7969

Cal Poly Student Counseling 805.756.2511

Cuesta College Student Counseling 805.546.3171 or North County 805.591.6200 ext. 4207

Friends for Survival (Help after a suicide death) 916.392.0664 www.friendsforsurvival.org

Gambler's Anonymous 855.222.5542

Office of Problem Gambling 916.327.8611 www.problemgambling.ca.gov; Hotline 800.426.2537; Text SUPPORT to 53342

RISE Support Groups:

Survivor's Support Group Monday's 9-10:30am at SLO Office

Healthy Relationship Support Group Tuesdays 12-1:30pm at Paso Robles Office 805.226.5400

Support Groups Central (web-based peer support) 888.799.0907

I want to thank everyone who has read this page, shown it to someone else, or shared it with their friends and family on social media. This information is very important and not widely known, so anything really does help.

If you ever need to talk to someone who isn't with a group and you just need some support, help, a listening ear, etc. you can always contact me through my site, my Instagram, or my Facebook page. If you're in a crisis or emergency however, please call the appropriate number above.

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