San Luis Obispo Legal Assistance Foundation
SLOLAF offers free legal services to eligible SLO county residents in the areas of housing, guardianships & conservatorships, elder abuse, planning for incapacity, consumer law, and government benefits.
Lumina Alliance works to empower those impacted by sexual and intimate partner violence through innovative advocacy, healing, and prevention programs.
SLO Noor Foundation
The SLO Noor Foundation’s mission is to provide free medical, dental, and vision care to adults in SLO County and northern Santa Barbara county who don’t qualify for insurance regardless of race, ethnicity, immigration status, religion, sexual orientation, or gender. We are committed to advancing diversity and inclusion by helping ensure that all people across our communities feel valued and have equal access to resources, services, and opportunities provided by the SLO Noor Foundation.
Allies for Immigration Justice, SLO County
We are a grassroots group of individuals dedicated to:
* centering impacted groups,
* informing public opinion through community outreach and education, and
* resisting unjust immigration policies and practices through political advocacy and direct action.
Tranz Central Coast
Tranz Central Coast (TCC) uses outreach and advocacy to help transgender and other gender-diverse people live authentic, productive and happy lives in a safe and affirming community.
Tranz Central Coast (TCC por sus siglas en ingles) usa divulgación y promoción para ayudar a las personas transgénero y otras personas de género diverso a vivir vidas auténticas, productivas y felices en una comunidad segura y afirmativa.
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America
Moms Demand Action is a grassroots movement of Americans fighting for public safety measures that can protect people from gun violence. We pass stronger gun laws and work to close the loopholes that jeopardize the safety of our families. We also work in our own communities and with business leaders to encourage a culture of responsible gun ownership. We know that gun violence is preventable, and we’re committed to doing what it takes to keep families safe.
Peace Academy of the Sciences and Arts
Peace Academy’s mission is to inspire in children a deep understanding of self and others through a learning culture that celebrates creative innovation, enriched collaborative experiences, and connection through core human values.
League of Women Voters of San Luis Obispo County
The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
The Center for Health & Prevention Clinics – CAPSLO
The Center for Health & Prevention (The Center) clinics offer confidential, caring non-judgmental sexual/reproductive health care at our two full-time sites in San Luis Obispo and Arroyo Grande, as well as on campus at Grizzly Youth Academy, Cuesta College SLO and Hancock College in Santa Maria. Services include: pregnancy testing with all options counseling, contraceptives, HIV/HepC testing, STI testing and treatment, reproductive health exams, menopausal services, sexual health resources and more!
The Gala Pride and Diversity Center
The Gala Pride and Diversity Center supports and empowers people of all sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions to strengthen and unite our Central Coast community.
San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department
The County of San Luis Obispo Public Health Department’s work is broad and varied, yet focused on one clear mission: to protect and promote the health of all San Luis Obispo County residents. This includes preventing the spread of disease and injury; encouraging healthy behaviors; protecting against environmental hazards; preparing for and responding to disasters; and promoting accessible, appropriate and responsive health services to all members of the community. The Public Health Department is especially focused on responding locally to the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuring all members of the community have access to the protection of COVID-19 vaccines. We invite you to learn more and be part of the effort to protect and promote health in our community.
SLO County UndocuSupport
SLO County UndocuSupport is a collaboration of local organizations, community leaders, and concerned individuals who came together during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic with a common goal: to provide financial support for local immigrant families, including undocumented and mixed status immigrant families who were left out of federal pandemic relief programs.
Central Coast Coalition for Undocumented Student Success (CCC-USS)
WHO WE ARE: The Central Coast Coalition for Undocumented Student Success (CCC-USS) is a collective of advocates and educators that challenges anti-immigrant and oppressive ideologies, institutional practices, and everyday actions that threaten undocumented and vulnerable communities.
OUR VISION: Through our work together, our vision is to create social change to ensure educational equity for all students and build capacity to support undocumented students in our region.
OUR HISTORY: In 2015, CCC-USS was founded by staff and faculty from Allan Hancock College, California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly), and Cuesta College. Today, CCC-USS includes K-12 representatives and other community partners in San Luis Obispo and Northern Santa Barbara counties.
Transitions-Mental Health Association
Transitions-Mental Health Association is a non-profit organization serving San Luis Obispo and North Santa Barbara Counties dedicated to eliminating stigma and promoting recovery and wellness for people with mental illness through work, housing, community, and family support services.
R.A.C.E. Matters SLO
MISSION: To create artistic, cultural, educational, and social experiences that amplify Black voices and matters of racial justice.
VISION: We envision a community that pushes no-one to the margins, celebrates diversity, and works together for racial and social justice.
WHAT WE DO: We fulfill our mission through the production of events and media content, response to social and racial injustice, and support of others in the community working in this space.
IT ALL STARTED WHEN… In 2016, R.A.C.E. Matters formed in response to the killing of unarmed black men by law enforcement. A group of like-minded people began to meet, seeing a need for local engagement around racial and social justice. We’ve since responded more directly to the lack of Black-centered spaces and cultural content in the San Luis Obispo area.
SLO County Commission on the Status of Women and Girls
The Commission on the Status of Women and Girls is an official advisory group to the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors established in 1975. The Commission identifies issues of concern to women and girls of San Luis Obispo County, provides input to County officials, and collaborates with other organizations to address the needs of women in our community. The mission of the Commission on the Status of Women and Girls is to work to improve the lives of women and girls in San Luis Obispo County by advocating for equal rights and collaborating with agencies and programs that support the health, socioeconomic and professional well-being of women and girls in our community.
Diversity Coalition SLO County
The Coalition provides educational programs and resources to facilitate and advance the efforts of our affiliated individuals and organizations in order to promote and advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Chicas Politicas Podcast is a podcast where two political women from the CA Central Coast talk about politics, culture and chisme. Find us on Spotify, Apple Podcasts or Google Podcasts.
DSA SLO is a chapter of the country’s largest socialist organization, the Democratic Socialists of America. We are not a political party, but a coalition of people united in taking action to weaken the power of corporations and capital and increase the power of working people. We are working to build an equitable and just economy and society that are run democratically to meet human needs, not to make profits for a few. Come join us–we have a world to win!
At Her Table
At Her Table gathers women owned and co-owned food and beverage businesses for a week of culinary celebration. The event happens annually in March during Women’s History Month and the week of International Women’s Day. It is fiscally sponsored by a local 501(c)(3) and is able to accept tax-deductible donations. Our mission is to bring awareness to women-owned businesses by creating spaces of celebration, education, diversity, and inclusivity on the central coast.
SLO Bend the Arc
Bend the Arc SLO is a local chapter of the largest Jewish Social Justice organization in the US working towards a just society for everyone. Locally we have worked on criminal Justice reform, immigration issues, election issues, etc. so that ALL people are treated fairly and equitably.
SLO County Citizens for Good Government
SLO County Citizens for Good Government (SLOCCGG) is a nonpartisan, group made up of a wide range of county residents who have been active in the County redistricting process to redraw county supervisorial districts. The most immediate action of SLOCCGG is to overturn the SLO County Board of Supervisors’ gerrymandered redistricting plan.
SLO County YIMBY
SLOCo YIMBY advocates for abundant and affordable housing, diverse neighborhoods, and active transportation. We seek to build a SLO County where everyone can find an affordable place to call home.
Earth Day Alliance, Inc
Official organizers of an San Luis Obispo County Earth Day Fair.
AAUW (American Association of University Women) – San Luis Obispo
The mission of AAUW (American Association of University Women) is to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. AAUW is the oldest and largest national organization for women. It was founded in Boston in 1881 for the mutual support of women college graduates and has grown into a major force in advancing equity for women in education, employment and public service, and also to raise money for fellowships to advance women in higher education. Members from the AAUW SLO Branch, Atascadero Branch, and Five Cities – Pismo Beach Branch will be present to provide information about membership and advocacy opportunities associated with the AAUW. Our branches support local women and girls through branch activities, scholarships, legislative action, and more.
Close to Home (Lumina Alliance)
Close to Home is a community action team working to inspire change in San Luis Obispo, with the aim to prevent sexual and intimate partner violence and promote a happier and healthier community in which we can all thrive. Led by youth and adult volunteers, with input from community members, Close to Home works to shift our culture to one free of violence.
Planned Parenthood Generation Action
Organization working for advocating, promoting, and educating our community about reproductive freedom for all.
Poor People’s Campaign – Central Coast Region
We are a grassroots organization that is committed to lifting up and deepening the leadership of those most affected by systemic racism, poverty, the war economy, and ecological devastation and to building unity across lines of division. We believe that people should not live in or die from poverty in the richest nation ever to exist.
NAACP San Luis Obispo County Branch
Founded Feb. 12. 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest, largest, and most widely recognized grassroots-based civil rights organization. Its more than half-million members and supporters throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, campaigning for equal opportunity and conducting voter mobilization. The NAACP’s principal objective is to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of minority group citizens of United States and eliminate race prejudice. The NAACP seeks to remove all barriers of racial discrimination through the democratic processes. The NAACP SLO County Branch is here to educate and support the community. Whether you need to understand tenant rights, have experienced discrimination or have a civil rights concern, we are here to support you.