San Luis Obispo County Womenade was founded in 2003 by Sandy Richardson to support individuals and families in need in San Luis Obispo County, California. In 2019, we changed our name to South SLO County Womenade (SSLOCW) to reflect our change of focus to our immediate community. Through potlucks and other efforts, SSLOCW raises critical funds for food, clothing, utilities, transportation, medical and dental, rent, and school supplies. We cover the following areas: Arroyo Grande (including Huasna Valley), Grover Beach, Nipomo, Oceano, and Pismo Beach (including Shell Beach).

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Additional Womenade organizations have formed throughout the County, including: Womenade Estero BayNorth County Neighboraid, and GiveSLO

Our current list of agencies we support is:

Arroyo Grande Family Resource Center

Casa Solana

County Nurses

The Link

Lopez High School

Lopez High School's Wolf Den

Nipomo Elementary Food Distribution Center

Nipomo Family Resource Center

Nutrition Team

Oceano Family Resource Center

First 5 program

Additionally, in partnership with the SLO Food Bank and the Nipomo Elementary School, South SLO County Womenade distributes food to 200 families on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at the Nipomo Elementary School campus. 

Our Mission

The mission of South San Luis Obispo County Womenade is to provide urgent financial assistance to individuals and families.

Board of Directors

Rosemary Cleaves, President

Caity McCardell, Treasurer

Ann McDowell, Secretary

Susan McCutcheon, Board Member

Jillian Ostrove, Board Member


In accordance with our bylaws as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, our Board members are not paid. Additionally, we do not have paid staff.  EIN # 27-0809744

We Need Your Support Today!