As the nights get colder and shelter needs increase for many families, a series of indoor shelters will open in January or February. Grace Baptist Church's Overnight Shelter opens on Dec 16th. Adult men and women are welcome - but no children. For referrals call 408-849-9609.
Many churches will offer Safecar Parking this year for people who live in their cars and RVs. Two of these sites open this week and others will come on line in Dec & Jan.
They will go through screening and placement process through Amigos.
Candidates for placement from schools, agencies and other faith communities will be considered in mid December. Whether for indoor shelter or safecar parks, guests will go through a referral-screening process.
Each shelter and safecar site will decide on the population it wants to serve (i.e. Men only - Women only - Men&Women - Women/children - Families with Children).
Shelter or safecar park locations will not be published. Guests will be given the site info when they are placed.
Also, other communities will be participating in a year-round "Village House" shelter. This 12 month rotational shelter program will operate starting in January at Holy Spirit Church and plans to seek enough communities to run this through December of 2017. These churches would shelter the same group of 15 women, each for one month.