There are many ways to add your voice to the conversation. Your gift will empower the futures of your friends and neighbors in SLO County.

Stand Strong relies on community support to offer the breadth of services that we do, and to expand to help more and more people impacted by domestic violence.

Generous financial and in-kind donations support critical programs and services for survivors of intimate partner violence and child abuse.

Donate Online

Please click the link at the right to make an online donation using a secure PayPal link.



Donate by Check

If you would like to donate by check, our mailing address is:
Stand Strong
P.O. Box 125
San Luis Obispo, CA 93406

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 at the right 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.”



Planned Giving

A charitable bequest from your estate will help ensure that we serve this community well into the future.
Consult your lawyer, accountant or financial advisor 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 the Stand Strong to support the agency’s highest priorities.”

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

In-Kind Donations

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.

Unfortunately, our agency does not have enough storage to accept new or used clothing. Instead, we partner with United Voluntary Services Thrift Shop (474 Marsh St #E, SLO, 805.543.1545) to take the donations. In return, they provide Stand Strong with vouchers for our clients.

Our recurring needs include:

  • Grocery store gift cards and gas cards (denominations of $10, 20, 25)
  • Size 4/5/6 diapers
  •  Pull-Ups or other potty training diapers
  • Toilet paper and paper towels
  • Non-perishable food items
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Toothbrushes and toothpaste
  • Laundry detergent
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Used cell phones
  • New bedding
  • Towels
  • Kitchen supplies and small appliances

Our therapeutic art program relies on donations of the following art supplies:

  • Small wood boxes
  • Glitter glue
  • Jewels
  • Beads
  • Buttons
  • Stickers
  • Glue
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Feathers
  • Shells
  • Pebbles
  • Foam cut-outs
  • Gift cards to craft stores

Vehicle Donations

Stand Strong partners with MissionCars to process 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 considering support of your community through a gift to Stand Strong!