Trinity Center Safe Parking Program
After nearly nine months of successfully providing services and support to persons experiencing homelessness with vehicles, the Safe Parking Pilot Program will suspend operations at the end of June. This action is necessitated by current funding constraints, and may be reversed as funding becomes available. Initiated by the Walnut Creek Community Homeless Task Force, and funded through public and private contributions, this program represents an innovative partnership between Trinity Center and St. John Vianney Catholic Church to create a safe haven for adults with secure, off-street parking and restroom facilities overnight coupled with daytime services and member advocacy to assist with income, mainstream benefits, and stable housing. Safe Parking has benefited 17 individuals and provided the opportunity to learn more about the ways this type of program can be part of the community’s “toolkit” in addressing housing instability.