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October 15, 2019 | July 07, 2020 | 19,726 total views

WHAT IS SAFE PARKING?

The Safe Parking Program provides vehicle dwellers with a safe and legal place to park and sleep at night.

WHY DO SAFE PARKING PROGRAMS EXIST?

  • According to the 2019 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count, vehicular homelessness represents roughly 37% (16,500+) of the total number of unsheltered individuals experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles County.
  • Vehicle dwellers are often unaware of safe places to rest at night and often lack access to the homeless services delivery system or connection to available supportive services.
  • The Citywide Safe Parking Program is an approved strategy under the City of Los Angeles Comprehensive Homeless Strategy plan to combat homelessness

WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR THE SAFE PARKING PROGRAM?
Safe Parking Programs may be available to persons who meet the following criteria:

  • Individual or family who is experiencing homelessness or actively fleeing domestic violence, living in their vehicle, and has an operable vehicle.

WHAT SERVICES DOES THE SAFE PARKING PROGRAM PROVIDE?

  • Access to park a vehicle in a safe parking lot with onsite security and restrooms.
  • Access to have a Coordinated Entry System (CES) assessment completed.
  • Referrals and linkages to community resources.
  • Access to case management, financial assistance and benefit connection.
  • Site amenities may vary according to each site. 

WHERE CAN I ACCESS THIS PROGRAM?
Safe Parking programs can be accessed by contacting or visiting a service provider in your area. 

Site amenities vary according to each site.

The number of available parking spaces and capacity to accommodate RVs are subject to change and dependent on the make-up of vehicles in the parking lots. Interested individuals should contact service providers to confirm the current availability.

A list of LAHSA-funded Safe Parking sites can be found below:

 

Service Planning Area 1 (Antelope Valley):

Provider Hope of the Valley
Neighborhood Palmdale
# of Available Parking Spaces        30
Population Served  Adults, Families, Youth
Days/Hours of Operation 7 p.m.-7 a.m. Daily
Contact Information (661) 644-0915 or
safeparking1@hopeofthevalley.org
Website N/A
Amenities On-site restrooms
Are RVs Allowed? No

 

Provider Volunteers of America Los Angeles
Neighborhood Lancaster
# of Available Parking Spaces        40
Population Served Adults, Youth
Days/Hours of Operation 8:30 p.m.-6:30 a.m. Daily
Contact Information Debra Hampton at dhampton@voala.org or (213) 247-6261
Website N/A
Amenities On-site restrooms
Are RVs Allowed? Yes

 

Service Planning Area 2 (San Fernando Valley):

Provider North Valley Caring Services
Neighborhood North Hills
# of Available Parking Spaces        20
Population Served Adults, Families
Days/Hours of Operation

7 p.m.- 7 a.m. Mon-Fri,
7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sat & Sun

Contact Information (818) 891-0481 x25
Website www.nvcsinc.org
Amenities

On-site restrooms, clothing

showers and breakfast available Mon, Wed & Fri, food pantry available Tues, Wed, & Fri.

Are RVs Allowed? No

 

Provider Safe Parking LA                                                                   
Neighborhood Reseda
# of Available Parking Spaces        15
Population Served Adults, Families
Days/Hours of Operation

8:30 p.m-6:30 a.m. Daily

Contact Information (323) 210-3375
Website www.safeparkingla.org
Amenities Portable restrooms
Are RVs Allowed? No

 

Provider                                             Volunteers of America Los Angeles
Neighborhood Van Nuys
# of Available Parking Spaces 20
Population Served Adults
Days/Hours of Operation 9 p.m.-6 a.m. Daily
Contact Information Debra Hampton at dhampton@voala.org or (213) 247-6261
Website N/A
Amenities Portable restrooms
Are RVs Allowed? No

 

Service Planning Area 4 (Metro Los Angeles):

Provider End Homelessness CA/Shower of Hope                            
Neighborhood Glassell Park
# of Available Parking Spaces        20
Population Served Adults
Days/Hours of Operation

7 p.m-7 a.m. Daily

Contact Information (424) 343-7752;
mel@theshowerofhope.org
Website N/A
Amenities Portable restrooms, 3 meals/week
Are RVs Allowed? Yes

 

Provider End Homelessness CA/Shower of Hope                            
Neighborhood Westlake
# of Available Parking Spaces        20
Population Served Adults
Days/Hours of Operation

7 p.m-7 a.m. Daily

Contact Information (424) 343-7752;
mel@theshowerofhope.org
Website N/A
Amenities Portable restrooms, 3 meals/week
Are RVs Allowed? Yes

 

Provider Safe Parking LA                           
Neighborhood East Hollywood
# of Available Parking Spaces        25
Population Served Adults
Days/Hours of Operation

8:30 p.m.-6:30 a.m. Daily

Contact Information (323) 210-3375
Website www.safeparkingla.org
Amenities Portable restrooms
Are RVs Allowed? As available

 

Provider Safe Parking LA
Neighborhood Echo Park
# of Available Parking Spaces        14
Population Served Adults, Families, Youth
Days/Hours of Operation 8:30 p.m.-6:30 a.m. Daily
Contact Information (323) 210-3375
Website www.safeparkingla.org
Amenities Portable restrooms
Are RVs Allowed? No

 

Provider                   Volunteers of America Los Angeles
Neighborhood Downtown Los Angeles
# of Available Parking Spaces 20
Population Served Adults, Families, and TAY (Note: During the COVID-19 crisis, this site is available for use by the broader population of people experiencing vehicular homelessness, not only veterans)
Days/Hours of Operation 9 p.m.-6 a.m. Daily
Contact Information Debra Hampton at dhampton@voala.org or (213) 247-6261
Website N/A
Amenities Portable restrooms
Are RVs Allowed? No

 

Service Planning Area 5 (West Los Angeles):

Provider Safe Parking LA                           
Neighborhood Sawtelle
# of Available Parking Spaces        15
Population Served Adults, Families
Days/Hours of Operation

8:30 p.m.-6:30 a.m. Daily

Contact Information (323) 210-3375
Website www.safeparkingla.org
Amenities Portable restrooms
Are RVs Allowed? No

 

Provider Safe Parking LA                           
Neighborhood Westchester
# of Available Parking Spaces        5
Population Served Women
Days/Hours of Operation

8:30 p.m.-6:30 a.m. Daily

Contact Information (323) 210-3375
Website www.safeparkingla.org
Amenities Portable restrooms
Are RVs Allowed? No

 

Provider Safe Parking LA                      
Neighborhood Westwood
# of Available Parking Spaces        50
Population Served Veterans (Adults, Families, Youth)
Days/Hours of Operation

8:30 p.m.-7:30 a.m. Daily

Contact Information (323) 210-3375
Website www.safeparkingla.org
Amenities Portable restrooms
Are RVs Allowed? Yes

 

Service Planning Area 6 (South Los Angeles):

Provider                                            SSG/HOPICS

Neighborhood

Compton
# of Available Parking Spaces 35
Population Served

Adults, Families

Days/Hours of Operation 7:30 p.m.-6:30 a.m. Daily     
Contact Information (323) 948-0444 x115
Website www.hopics.org
Are RV's Allowed? Yes
 

 

 

Provider

SSG/HOPICS                       
Neighborhood South Los Angeles
# of Available Parking Spaces        35
Population Served Adults, Families
Days/Hours of Operation

8:15 p.m.-7 a.m. Daily

Contact Information (323) 948-0444 x115
Website www.hopics.org
Amenities Portable restrooms
Are RVs Allowed? Yes

 

Provider

Watts Labor Community Action Committee (WLCAC) 

Neighborhood Watts
# of Available Parking Spaces        30
Population Served Adults, Youth
Days/Hours of Operation

 7 p.m.-10 a.m. Daily

Contact Information (323) 563-4721
Website N/A
Amenities On-site restrooms
Are RVs Allowed? Yes

 

Service Planning Area 7 (Southeast Los Angeles County):

Provider                                              Volunteers of America Los Angeles
Neighborhood Whittier
# of Available Parking Spaces 20
Population Served Adults, Families
Days/Hours of Operation 8 p.m.-6:30 a.m. Daily
Contact Information Debra Hampton at dhampton@voala.org or (213) 247-6261
Website N/A
Amenities Portable restrooms
Are RVs Allowed? No

 

Funding was made possible through the City and County of Los Angeles, Supervisorial District 2, Supervisorial District 3, and the CoC HEAP (Homeless Emergency Aid Program).

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