Safe Parking is when a parking lot is utilized by a social service provider or religious organization to provide a safe and managed location for people experiencing homelessness to park their vehicle and sleep at night. The sites provide a greater level of safety and stability to vehicle residents through providing access to services. They also help protect the health, welfare and safety of the general public through regulations including requiring sanitation facilities, a code of conduct for people living in vehicles, and a site safety and security plan. In Pierce County, these sites also are not permitted to charge rent to vehicle residents.
What other resources are available to the homeless?
Pierce County Human Services Homeless Programs supports a coordinated entry system for families and individuals experiencing homelessness. Residents in need of housing services can contact 2-1-1 weekdays from 8AM-4PM for on-demand support or to schedule an appointment. 24-hour voicemail is available nights and weekends.