DignityMoves in San Luis Obispo

We're Ending Unsheltered Homelessness
in San Luis Obispo

DignityMoves and the City and County of San Luis Obispo are embarking on a public-private partnership to provide 80 new units, including 46 permanent supportive housing units and 34 interim supportive housing units. In collaboration with Good Samaritan Shelter, Welcome Home Village will provide supportive services to unhoused community members so they can exit homelessness and move to a more stable living option. Construction will start this summer, with operations anticipated to begin in early 2025.

Please note: the renderings shown below are for illustrative purposes only. They do not represent the design or site plan of Welcome Home Village.

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Construction is slated to begin in June 2024, with a Grand Opening in early 2025.

San Luis Obispo

DignityMoves and the City and County of San Luis Obispo are embarking on a public-private partnership to provide 80 new units, including 46 permanent supportive housing units and 34 interim supportive housing units.

All units on site will be fully electric, with built-in heating and air conditioning units, along with beds and limited storage. Those living in the interim supportive housing units will use shared bathrooms and common dining facilities, while the permanent units will feature private bathrooms and kitchenettes.

In addition, there will be communal access to laundry facilities, open space with a pet relief area, and several community spaces. These spaces will include work-study areas for residents to use and private offices for them to meet with case managers and other service provider professionals.

Services

With nearly 30 years of experience, our supportive services partner, Good Samaritan Shelter, has an exceptional reputation for providing trauma-informed care and tailored services to help address the root causes of homelessness through their experience and partnerships with other organizations. Their robust services for the residents include meals, case management, and health support.

Each resident of the Welcome Home Village will have unique life circumstances that led them to homelessness. This is why each person will have an equally unique case plan that is specific to their own path to stabilized housing.

The following services will be provided at the Welcome Home Village in accordance with each person’s case plan:

  • Individualized case management
  • Access to basic medical care
  • Mental health assessments
  • Substance abuse treatment services
  • Wellness activities
  • Education and self-improvement opportunities
  • Social-emotional skill building
  • Job readiness training
  • Preparation for permanent housing placement

For services only available outside the Health Agency Campus, residents will be provided with transportation for any appointments they may have with outside professionals. These may include medical appointments, court-ordered activities, or other specialty support services.

Community

The Welcome Home Village will provide priority placement to those currently living in the Bob Jones Bike Trail Encampment Corridor.

Intentional outreach connecting people with enrollment in the Welcome Home Village program and restoration of the Bob Jones Bike Trail and nearby creek beds are primary objectives of the Bob Jones Bike Trail Encampment Resolution Project.

The City of San Luis Obispo’s Homelessness Response Team has been leading outreach efforts to people living unhoused in the creek beds and on the streets of the City since 2015. Before the Welcome Home Village is complete, this intentional outreach to those currently living in the Bob Jones Bike Trail Encampment Corridor will be expanded.

Project Contacts

If you have additional questions about this project, please reach out to the appropriate person listed below:

General Inquiries: Suzie Freeman, Communications Program Manager | sfreeman@co.slo.ca.us, 805-457-5007

Overall Project Information: Jeff Al-Mashat, Special Projects Program Manager | jalmashat@co.slo.ca.us

Need Help?

If you or someone you know is currently experiencing homelessness in San Luis Obispo and would like to be put on the waitlist for housing in our community, please contact the team at Good Samaritan Shelter.

DignityMoves does not manage referrals for this community.

Ending unsheltered homelessness can be done.

A fast, cost-effective way to build housing at SCALE that is dignified and private so that people are willing to come, where they can then get the intensive supportive services they need.