Crisis Line: (805) 781-6400
Formerly the Women's Shelter Program of San Luis Obispo County


Your Charitable Fund or Donor Advised Fund

Would you like to make a donation from your charitable fund or donor advised fund? Here’s how:

  1. To find us from your fund, please search for our EIN 95-337072 or for our original name: The Women’s Shelter Program of San Luis Obispo County.
  2. Once you locate our 501(c)3, let your fundholder know you want to make this type of grant to us.
  3. For many funds, December 1 is the deadline for year-end gifts to be sent by December 31.
  4. We welcome your contributions year-round, as Domestic Violence incidents have surged dramatically.

Questions? Please contact us at (805) 781-6401 or

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Vehicle Donations

Donate your car today! Stand Strong partners with another local organization, Mission Cars, to process and pick up vehicle donations. 50% of the proceeds go directly to our organization, and the other 50% benefits New Life K9s, a nonprofit agency in SLO that provides service dogs to veterans and first responders.

Simply complete the form below, and MissionCars will contact you about collecting the vehicle:

As a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization, all donations are acknowledged and may be eligible for an income tax deduction.

Stand Strong’s Tax ID is 95-3370729.

Thank you for your support!

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In-Kind Donations

Due to the latest Covid-19 Public Health Orders, our offices are closed. Our work and services for victims and survivors continues remotely. In a crisis, please call 805-781-6400.

For information, please call 805-781-6401 or email

Please support our work with monetary donations and gift cards. 

At this time we are unable to accept products of any kind.

In addition to financial contributions, Stand Strong is often in need of donated items to meet the basic needs of our clients. Please contact our donation line at (805) 781-6401 x 260 to inquire whether we have a current need for large furniture items or household appliances.

Our recurring needs include:

  • Grocery store gift cards and gas cards (denominations of $10, 20, 25)
  • Toilet paper and paper towels
  • Non-perishable food items
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Toothbrushes and toothpaste
  • Laundry detergent
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Used cell phones
  • Laptops (please completely wipe hard drive before donating)
  • New bedding
  • Towels
  • Kitchen supplies (only full sets of dishes please) and small appliances

Unfortunately, our agency does not have enough storage space to accept certain items.  These include:

  • New or Used clothing/ sock and shoes
    • Please donate to local thrift stores.
  • New or used stuffed animals
    • Please donate to a local animal shelter.  Thank you!
  • Travel-sized toiletries
    • Please donate to 40 Prado
  • Medication
  • Printers

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Phyllis Madonna Legacy Fund

The Phyllis Madonna Legacy Fund allows community members to honor Mrs. Madonna by donating to Stand Strong in recognition of her decades-long commitment to the issue of domestic violence. Please click the link below to donate directly to this fund via a secure PayPal link.

“As a direct result of Mrs. Madonna’s advocacy, thousands of adults and children in this county have received the help they need to become physically safe, emotionally healthy, and self-sufficient,” says Kirsten Rambo, Stand Strong Executive Director. “It is no exaggeration to state that, in many cases, these services are absolutely life-saving.”

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Amazon Smile

Did you know that you can give to Stand Strong simply by shopping on Amazon? Go to, click on ‘Supporting,’ and type in ‘Stand Strong Womens Shelter Program Inc Of San Luis Obispo County’ (it’s a long name, we know)! Every time you make a purchase through the Amazon Smile page, a small amount of the proceeds are donated to Stand Strong!

Looking to support Stand Strong and other non-profits with every Amazon purchase? Add Smilematic as a Chrome extension to automatically go to every time you shop!

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Planned Giving

By leaving a legacy gift to support Stand Strong in your will or estate plans, you will help ensure that we continue to serve survivors of domestic violence and their families well into the future. You can name Stand Strong as a beneficiary in your will, a qualified IRA, or life insurance plan and your gift will have a lasting impact.

You also may choose to donate stocks or securities to Stand Strong.

Consult your lawyer, accountant, or financial adviser for specific advice or assistance. If you do include Stand Strong in your estate plan, please inform us so that we can ensure your wishes are carried out in exactly the manner you have intended.

Sample Bequest Language: “I give, devise, and bequeath (describe dollar amount, property to be given, or percentage of estate) to Women’s Shelter Program of San Luis Obispo County, DBA Stand Strong, tax ID 95-3370729, a California nonprofit public benefit corporation having its principal place of business in the City of San Luis Obispo, County of San Luis Obispo, State of California. This gift may be used by Stand Strong to support the agency’s highest priorities.”

Note: “Glinda Services, Inc.” is the official legal name of Stand Strong (formerly the Women’s Shelter Program of San Luis Obispo County), and is referenced in the agency’s audited financial statement and on related public documents.

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Please click the link below to make an online donation using a secure PayPal link. Thank you for your support. It is deeply appreciated.

Did you know that you can sign up for monthly donations using the PayPal button below? Many people find they can make larger contributions by spreading them out over 6-12 months or longer.

Each donation provide more positive, life-changing services for our clients and their children. You choose the amount that fits your budget and PayPal sends that much to us – from you – each month. It’s that easy!

Stand Strong relies on community support to offer the breadth of services that we do. Generous financial and in-kind donations support critical programs and services for survivors of intimate partner violence and child abuse.

Stand Strong is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization. EIN # 95-337072


If you would like to donate by check, our mailing address is:

Stand Strong

P.O. Box 125

San Luis Obispo, CA 93406

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