Our Rotating Safe Car Park is in the final stretch: residents move in this weekend. Word is getting out about safe parking. Last week the San Jose Mercury News posted an article describing the pilot program. Read the article here. The article has already resulted in an additional hosting partner. Even though we are thrilled by the positive response so far, we need to be careful about messages. If you are approached by a member of the press to comment on the Rotating Safe Car Park shelter, please direct them to Pastor Sara.
Thank you for your support!
We are asking all volunteers to please attend a training session prior to the shelter opening.
Those dates are 7-8:30pm on Thursday, May 24th and Tuesday, May 29th.
After all our planning, we're excited that the RSCP will be opening on June 1!
Karen will be calling those who signed up using our online interest form or at church over the next several weeks to work out your volunteer commitments for June. In preparation for when she will calls you, I wanted to share some of the items she will be discussing with you:
Karen Hauschildt, Norman Puck, Yvonne Strom, Jim Wilczak, Pastor Sara Pearson
Amigos de Guadalupe
Rotating Safe Car Park is safe for those that participate because everyone in the "shelter" is screened by a social service agency. Not everyone is a good fit for a group location. Those who do not pass the screening are referred to other social services.
Community Service Agencies
Links and Articles of Interest
$50 million donation to homeless initiatives
Step up Silicon Valley
Video of Poverty Simulation: Moreland School District
Homeless in Silicon Valley Blog & Resource Page
SPUR Housing Policy (SF Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association)
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