The Overnight Parking Program provides a safe, legal place to sleep while Erica, Ken and their young son get back on their feet.
The Overnight Parking Program provides a safe, legal place to sleep while Erica, Ken and their young son get back on their feet.
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We Need You!

Participating in the Overnight Parking Program could be easier than you think.

  • Do you own a business, construction site, or commercial property that suffers from chronic vandalism or theft?
  • Do you belong to a faith community with an adequate parking lot?
  • Would you like to be part of the solution to a growing problem in our community?

If you answered yes to one or more of the above questions, this program may be a perfect fit for you. Please contact William Wise at (541) 514-1435 for more information.

Contact For Individuals in Need of Services:
Keith Heath, Program Manager
450 Highway 99 North
Eugene, OR 97405    
Phone: (541) 461-8688

Contact for Families with Children in Need of Services:
First Place Family Center
Phone: (541) 342-7728

Overnight Parking Program

A family helped by Overnight ParkingA 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.