Railroad Safe Parking offers individuals living in their cars a safe place to park overnight. Case management is not required to participate in services. Services include:
- On-site port-a-potty and handwashing station
- Can access all day services at 40 Prado (showers, meals, laundry, medical care)
Sofi Mundschau- Case Manager Lead-Housing Programs
Manuel “Junior” Menchaca- Outreach Case Manager
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What are Program Hours?
Check-in is from 6pm to 7pm. Parkers must leave by 7am. This program runs 7 nights a week.
What time do I need to show up?
Check in is from 6pm to 7pm, 7 days a week.
What are the program requirements?
Participants must sign the Good Neighbor Policy rules at check-in. Case management is not required. Proof of insurance/registration is not necessary immediately but if they are accepted into the program they would need to work to obtain registration/insurance within a certain timeframe. Funding support is available to help obtain registration/insurance. Cars and RVs up to 24ft allowed, no trailers.
Is there “walk-in” use of showers and bathrooms?
Port-a-potty and handwashing stations are available on-site.
Are towels, washcloths, soap, shampoo, razors, women’s hygiene products, etc. being provided?
Are there electrical outlets for mobile devices to be charged?
Is somebody “on site” providing supervision?
No, but camera’s monitor the parking lot.
Is there power for RVs to “hook up”?
No, that is not available.
Can I run my RV generator?
No. “Quiet Hours” are in place at all times.
My car is uncomfortable to sleep in. Can I pitch a tent near my car and sleep there?
No. If someone does not want to sleep in their car then they need to go to the shelter.
Is this like camping?
No. All your “gear” must remain inside your vehicle. That also means: no tables or chairs, no camp stove, etc. outside your vehicle.
What is the Railroad Safe Parking vehicle capacity?
The capacity is 20 spaces.
Are pets allowed?
Yes. At all times:
(1) They must stay in your vehicle, except when they are being walked on a leash.
(2) Clean up after your pet.
(3) Pets must be kept quiet.
(4) They can never be left with anyone else.
Do pets require current tags and vaccinations?
They must show proof of rabies vaccination.