At the January 14 FED discussion, the Prince of Peace homelessness task force introduced two new initiatives to address the homelessness crisis in Santa Clara County. One of the initiatives is to provide meal services to Trinity Shelter, a newly opened winter shelter in Mountain View, the other is to explore the possibility of establishing a monthly rotating evening safepark program at Prince of Peace in collaboration with other local faith-based organizations.
The purpose of this email is to invite and encourage those who signed up as interested in the safepark initiative to attend the January 28 safepark FED discussion at 9:45,as well as the first safepark volunteer meeting on February 4th at 9:00am. This latter meeting is before the 9:45am service (one service for new member Sunday.)
In establishing our collaboration with other local faith-based groups, we need to know what the volunteer base will be here at Prince of Peace. There is no commitment to participate in these meetings. Come explore this opportunity to serve these homeless who are one step from sleeping on the streets.
Thanks for your interest,
Homeless Task Force Team
A few interesting links for 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)