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1/30/20 A new logo and the difference you made

Updated: Jul 23, 2020

Meet our sponsored agencies and see how you've helped. 2020 is off to a great start for South SLO County Womenade


Hard to believe that we are at the end of January 2020!  We have a new logo and it speaks to our mission of meeting emergency unmet financial needs with open hearts and hands to those in need in SouthSLOCounty.


As a reminder, the agencies and programs that South SLO County Womenade support are:

  • South County Youth Coalition – and their 3 programs SAFE ( Services Affirming Family Empowerment) programs in south county through their family resource centers in Arroyo Grande, Oceano and Nipomo

  • The Link in south county with offices at Judkins and Mesa Middle Schools

  • Lopez High School – an alternate high school in Arroyo Grande

  • The Wolf Den at Lopez High School – providing needed basic necessities by disadvantaged students at Lopez High School

  • The south county nurses - working with mothers and babies from 0 to 2 years

  • The Nutrition Team (formerly the backpack program) providing weekend food for 24 food insecure students

  • Oceano School Readiness/First5 working with children and families during the first 5 yers

  • The monthly Nipomo Food Distribution at the Nipomo Elementary School feeding 200 families who need food assistance

Current immediate emergency needs:


Oceano Family Resource Center. Stella Medina is working working with a grandmother who is raising her seven grandchildren.  She gets no support from either one of their parents. Three of the children have beds with holes and the springs are popped out of their mattresses. I am looking for three twin mattresses/box springs or twin bunk beds and one twin bed for this family.  Please let me know if you can help with this request and we will connect you with Stella.


Countynurses are in need of safety equipment for their clients housing ie; Baby gates, door knob covers, plug covers, stove safety devices, etc.  If you have any of these items that you are no longer using and still in good condition, please let us know and we will connect you with the south county nurses.


The agencies and programs have been very busy in January:

SouthCountyYouth Coalition funded:

  • 6 scholarships for science camp $600

  • 5 Registrations for basketball in Nipomo $200

  • Clothing and shoes assistance $100

  • Gas card for mom to get to legal assistance $50

  • Rain jacket for a student $44.17

  • Rental Assistance for single mom who lost her job and is under Family Maintenance Plan $200

  • Rental Assistance for single homeless mom of 3 kids getting back on feet $200

  • Clothing and shoes for grandmother of 3 kids $120

  • Mother needing help with clothing and shoes for kids $100

First 5/Oceano school readiness

  • Assistance to 15 Families with necessities of diapers, clothing basic needs $450

  • Assistance with 10 families with emergency food needs $ 200

  • Bus passes for 2 people to get to work in SLO County $94

Lopez High School

  • Ticket items for their new PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports)program $200

  • Gas cards, bus passes, student school break activities $500

Lopez High School – The Wolf Den

  • Clothing, towels, bicycle accessories $1050

The Nutrition Team

  • Food for food bags for insecure students

TheCountynurses

  • A new mom needed a pack and play to allow the baby to sleep on her own $58.98

  • Educational toys for new moms to teach better parenting skills $155.88

  • Received a donated crib for a baby

The Nipomo Food Distribution carried out another very successful food distribution on January 14th with many new volunteers and distributing to 200 families by 5:30.

In February we have 2 fundraiser potlucks both at Lynn Heinrich’s home at  759 Avocet Way, (Cypress Ridge), Arroyo Grande.

Wednesday, February 26that 11:30 am – luncheon.

Thursday, February 27that 6pm – dinner – this is a bring your spouse/significant other one. 

Evites will go out around February 14th. 


Please spread the word that we are trying to expand our reach by having more potlucks sponsored by people outside our core groups so we can grow the impact of SouthSLOCountyWomenade!  Please spread the word – calling Nipomo, Shell Beach, Pismo, Grover Beach!.  They can contact me at rosemary.cleaves@rscinag.com or call 860-951-2100.  Can be lunch, dinner, women, co-ed. Womenade will come and tell everyone what we are all about and share our success.


Click here to donate on line through PayPal.


Our address is:

SouthSLOCountyWomenadeEIN# 27-0809744

1793 Farroll Road

Grover Beach, CA 93433

Phone: 860-951-2100

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