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October 15, 2019 | November 16, 2020 | 25,032 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 2020 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count, vehicular homelessness represents approximately 39% (18,900+) 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 https://www.hopeofthevalley.org/our-programs/safe-parking-program
Amenities     On-site restrooms
Are RVs Allowed? No

 

*In-person intakes are available with Hope of the Valley by appointment at 859 East Avenue Q, Palmdale, CA 93550. Call (661) 644-0915 or e-mail safeparking1@hopeofthevalley.org to schedule an appointment.

 

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 twooley@voala.org and (213) 264-9896
Website https://voala.org/
Amenities On-site restrooms
Are RVs Allowed? Yes

 

*In-person intakes are available with Volunteers of America Los Angeles by appointment at the High Desert MACC Winter Shelter located at 45150 60th St W, Lancaster, CA 93536. Intakes are available daily from 12-8 PM. Call (661) 723-4873 to schedule an appointment.

 

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 https://www.nvcsinc.org/safe-parking
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               25
Population Served Adults, Families
Days/Hours of Operation

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

Contact Information intakes@safeparkingla.org, (310) 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 Christopher Morales at christophermorales@voala.org or (213) 247-6261
Website https://voala.org/
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;
safeparking@theshowerofhope.org
Website https://theshowerofhope.org/other-programs/
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;
safeparking@theshowerofhope.org
Website https://theshowerofhope.org/other-programs/.
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 intakes@safeparkingla.org, (323) 210-3375
Website www.safeparkingla.org
Amenities Portable restrooms
Are RVs Allowed? No

 

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 intakes@safeparkingla.org, (323) 210-3375
Website www.safeparkingla.org
Amenities Portable restrooms
Are RVs Allowed? No

 

Provider *Safe Parking LA
Neighborhood Downtown Los Angeles
#of Available Parking Spaces            30
Population Served Adults, Families, and Youth
Days/Hours of Operation 8:30 p.m.-6:30 a.m. Daily
Contact Information (323) 210-3375 or intakes@safeparkingla.org
Website www.safeparkingla.org
Amenities Portable restrooms
Are RV's 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 Christopher Morales at christophermorales@voala.org or (213) 247-6261
Website https://voala.org/
Amenities Portable restrooms
Are RVs Allowed? No

 

 

Service Planning Area 5 (West Los Angeles):

Provider *Safe Parking LA                      
Neighborhood Sawtelle
# of Available Parking Spaces          25
Population Served Adults, Families, and Youth
Days/Hours of Operation

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

Contact Information intakes@safeparkingla.org, (323) 210-3375
Website www.safeparkingla.org
Amenities Portable restrooms
Are RV's Allowed? No

 

Provider *Safe Parking LA                       
Neighborhood Westchester
# of Available Parking Spaces          25
Population Served Adults, Families, and Youth
Days/Hours of Operation

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

Contact Information intakes@safeparkingla.org, (323) 210-3375
Website www.safeparkingla.org
Amenities Portable restrooms
Are RV's Allowed? No

 

Provider *Safe Parking LA                      
Neighborhood West LA
# 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 intakes@safeparkingla.org, (323) 210-3375
Website www.safeparkingla.org
Amenities Portable restrooms
Are RV's Allowed? Yes

 

Provider  *Safe Parking LA
Neighborhood Culver City
# of Available Parking Spaces          15
Population Served Adults, Families, and Youth
Days/Hours of Operation 8:30p.m.-6:30am Daily
Contact Information (310) 210-3375 or intakes@safeparkingla.org
Website www.safeparkingla.org
Amenities Portable restrooms
Are RV's Allowed? No

 

*In-person intakes are available with Safe Parking LA by appointment at 942 S. Normandie Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90006 on Monday-Friday from 8 AM-4:30 PM. Call (323) 210-3375 or e-mail intakes@safeparkingla.org to schedule an appointment.

 

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 Agion Quinney at aquinney@hopics.org and (323) 948-0444 ext. 136
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 Agion Quinney at aquinney@hopics.org and (323) 948-0444 ext. 136
Website www.hopics.org
Amenities Portable restrooms
Are RVs Allowed? Yes

 

*In-person intakes are available with SSG/HOPICS by appointment at 5715 S. Broadway Los Angeles, CA 90037. Intake hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8 AM-4:30 PM, and Tuesday and Thursday from 8 AM-7 PM. Call (323) 948-0444 ext. 136 or e-mail aquinney@hopics.org to schedule an appointment.

 

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 or ac.wlcac@gmail.com
Website http://www.wlcac.org/
Amenities On-site restrooms
Are RVs Allowed? Yes

 

*In-person intakes are available with WCLAC by appointment at 958 E. 108th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90059 on Monday-Friday from 8:30 AM to 4 PM. Call (323) 563-4721 to schedule an appointment.

 

Service Planning Area 7 (Southeast Los Angeles County):

 

Provider Volunteers of America
Neighborhood  East LA
# of Available Parking Spaces          20
Population Served Adults, Families
Days/Hours of Operation 7 p.m.-6 a.m. Daily
Contract Information Christopher Morales at christophermorales@voala.org or (213) 247-6261
Website https://voala.org/
Amenities Portable restrooms
Are RV's Allowed? No

 

 

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 christophermorales@voala.org or (213) 247-6261
Website https://voala.org/
Amenities Portable restrooms
Are RVs Allowed? No

 

Funding was made possible through the City and County of Los Angeles and the State of California’s CoC Homeless Emergency Aid Program (HEAP).

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