Our Rotating Safe Car Park (RSCP) guests are currently parking at Westhope Church next door until August 1st. Prince of Peace will continue to provide the volunteers and additional services to make this a safe and comfortable stay for all. We know two months in a row of volunteering has not been easy; especially during a busy vacation season! Thank you for all your help and support in making it happen!
Our current plan is that after Westhope is done hosting we will be taking a two month break. Then POP and partner volunteers return in October to assist West Valley Community College similarly as we are helping Westhope today. This an important step for the RSCP because we will be attempting to directly assist homeless college students on a college campus. Then in November, Westgate Church will host and provide their own volunteers. Finally, in December, Sacred Heart Church will host and provide their own volunteers. Our role before and during November and December will be to provide leadership and mentorship to both Westgate and Sacred Heart.
Did you know the Winter Faith Collaborative (a homeless advocacy and support group) is recommending to new groups, interested in starting a Safe Car Park, to join the RSCP. This venture is truly a community effort and that is why we continue to need your help in completing the Westhope hosting activity in July, and then assisting the West Valley College hosting activity in October. If you can assist during the month of July, please sign up with this direct link.
Thank you for all your support of POP's new ministry in support of the homeless,
RSCP Leadership Team
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)