Winter Faith Collaborative Safe Park

 

Saint Jude's is part of an interfaith movement that aims to serve and shelter those among us who are unhoused and living outdoors...

 
     

Saint Jude's Safe Park program is part of the Winter Faith Collaborative effort to address homelessness in the South Bay.  We provide a safe place to park for those who live in their car, away from harassment and harm.

If you are in need of shelter - either indoor overnight, indoor daytime, or if you need a safe place to park - please reach out to Winter Faith Collaborative by email or phone:  winterfaithcollaborative@gmail.com or call (408) 345-5351.  WFC refers guests to Saint Jude's safe park program.

 

To volunteer at St. Jude's Safe ParkClick here to sign up.   Volunteers are needed to welcome guests between 9PM and 10PM each evening. Volunteers also drive through the parking lot in the morning to ensure guests leave on time.  See Becky or Mair after church on Sundays with questions. Training is available.

A 2017 survey reported more than 7,000 individuals in Santa Clara County as homeless.  Of these, 5,400 were estimated to live outside, or in their cars.  Without safe park options, in the City of Cupertino individuals using their vehicle for "sleeping quarters" on a public street face fines that begin at $100 and scale to $500 for multiple offenses.

To learn more of the life circumstances that St Jude's and the Winter Faith Collaborative are responding to, watch this video about compassion and the choices we can make to live out our faith.  For more information about Safe Park at St. Jude's contact Becky Smith.

 

Whoever you are, wherever you are on your journey of faith, you are welcome here.