Overnight Parking Program
A Safe Place for Homeless Campers
For people who have lost their homes, living in a car or camper may be their only option besides sleeping on the street. However, finding a safe, legal place to park can be a challenge.
The Overnight Parking Program (OPP) provides legal camping, free garbage disposal, and portable restrooms to homeless families and individuals living in their vehicles. Last year, OPP helped 81 individuals, and 27 families with 41 children.
Participants are hosted by faith communities, businesses, non-profit organizations or government offices. The OPP provides camper screening/placement, sanitation and trash pick-up, and parking site management at no cost to the host.
Providing safe places for people to park helps families and individuals stabilize their lives and gain better access to services and employment. By providing legal accommodations for people in crisis we are also decreasing the number of police calls, which saves our community money.