The Safe Parking Program will be opening a new lot in Vista for overnight parking August 18. This lot will have 25 parking spaces for program participants and includes onsite services through case managers, lead case managers, and program supervisors. For more information, please review our FAQ available in English and Spanish.
In April 2023, the Safe Parking Program – Rose Canyon Lot opened. This lot includes live-in-ready camper trailers as well as free, safe parking for people who sleep overnight in their vehicles. For more information, please review this FAQ.
Meeting people where they are with safety, security, and support
The Safe Parking Program offers a pathway out of homelessness and a return to stable housing. Every night, we provide safety, security, and support for unsheltered San Diegans living out of their vehicles, many of whom are experiencing homelessness for the first time. As these individuals and families work to lift themselves up out of a difficult situation, many are making a nightly choice between buying food or purchasing gas to get to work and school—creating further barriers to stability are the isolation and lack of social support that so many experiencing homelessness often face.
The Safe Parking Program provides a welcoming environment, meaningful resources and tools, and dignified support to help families stabilize and transition back into permanent housing. With wraparound services focused on basic needs assistance, employment, family wellness, school success, financial education, credit repair, and most importantly, a return to housing.
The program operates seven nights per week at five secured lots at Balboa Avenue, Aero Drive, Mission Village Drive (open 24 hours), Rose Canyon, and Encinitas. Enrollment is required for all locations. To enroll, call (858) 637-3373 or start the process online.
Living in an RV or an Over-Sized Vehicle?
Our Safe Parking site in Mission Valley provides a safe and secure environment for RVs and other large vehicles where you can sleep without the risk of being ticketed.
To view daily utilization rates of our Safe Parking Lot in Encinitas, click here.