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A place to get help. A place to give help.

Welcome to Helpslo

How to Get or Give Help

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Join the Facebook Help Groups

HelpSLO is a network of Facebook groups meant to connect people who need help with people who can help. Use this link for quick access to the main HelpSLO Facebook group.

Volunteer

You can join our list of volunteers by clicking the link below. This will take you to a form you can complete to specificy ways you are able to help. By completing this form, you will be added to our database of volunteers and receive regular emails about opportunities in the area.

Guidelines for Volunteering

We stress strict adherence to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines for the prevention of coronavirus disease (Covid-19).  Taking these precautions saves lives. 

  • Wash your hands often with soap and hot water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Put distance, at least 6 feet, between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.

Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick.

Help for Santa Maria

We have supports specific to Santa Maria. If you need to get or give help in Santa Maria, join the Facebook group HelpSantaMaria and use the link below to access the help form.

Contact Us

Email us directly at helpslocounty@gmail.com or send a message by clicking  below.

facebook groups

HelpSLO

HelpFiveCities

HelpSLO

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This is the parent group for HelpSLO. You'll find the largest membership here, and a steady stream of both general community supports and specific calls for help. Please join this group first.

HelpPaso

HelpFiveCities

HelpSLO

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In addition to HelpSLO, join this group if you want to support people in Paso Robles.

HelpFiveCities

HelpFiveCities

HelpFiveCities

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In addition to HelpSLO, join this group if you want to support people in the Five Cities region.

HelpAtascadero

HelpAtascadero

HelpFiveCities

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In addition to HelpSLO, join this group if you want to support people in Atascadero.

HelpTempleton

HelpAtascadero

HelpSantaMaria

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In addition to HelpSLO, join this group if you want to support people in Templeton.

HelpSantaMaria

HelpAtascadero

HelpSantaMaria

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In addition to HelpSLO, join this group if you want to support people in Santa Maria.

HelpNorthCoast

HelpNorthCoast

HelpNorthCoast

Banner from the HelpNorthCoast facebook group. It says "HelpNorthCoast: A community outreach effort"

In addition to HelpSLO, join this group if you want to support people on the North Coast (from Los Osos to Cambria).

materials

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Important Considerations for Distributing Flyers

We have PDFs of flyer in English and Spanish that you can print and share. Visit the city-specific Facebook groups for customized flyers (e.g., "HelpPaso" flyers). At this time we ask that you do NOT distribute to people's homes. Distribute by asking essential businesses like grocery stores or pharmacies to post. 

HelpSLO Full-Page Color Flyer

This flyer is great for posting in areas that may receive regular traffic, such as grocery stores or pharmacies. 

HelpSLO Half-Page Black and White Flyer

This flyer is great for distributing within a residential community. If you print and distribute these, you can choose to add your name and phone number or leave blank.

HelpSLO Half-Page Black and White Flyer in SPANISH

This Spanish version of the flyer is great for distributing within a residential community. If you print and distribute these, you can choose to add your name and phone number or leave blank.

Tracking Sheet for Flyer Distribution

Use this Google Doc to add information about areas where you have distributed flyers. This will allow others to pick new areas to cover. If you need help using the Google Sheet, email us at helpslocounty@gmail.com

About Us

How We're Helping

We are volunteers across the Central Coast who have teamed up through the HelpSLO Facebook group. We began as a SLO County group and have expanded to include parts of Santa Barbara County as well.  The purpose is to provide help to people who are most at risk in our communities.

Get Involved

This site is for helpers and those who need help. To make offers to help or to ask for support, please use the Get or Give Help links on this website. You can also post to the Help Facebook groups listed above.  Another way to reach us is by email (helpslocounty@gmail.com). Find us onTwitter and Instagram (@helpslocounty), too! 


Thank You

Helping neighbors is a team effort. Thank you for asking for help. Thank you for offering help.  Wishing you all safety and wellness.