SAFE CAR PARK PROGRAM

What It Is: ICAC’s Safe Car Park Program is designed to provide safe overnight parking for individuals and families who are living out of their cars. Should you be accepted into the program, you may stay for up to 90 days, provided you follow the rules.

Who Is Eligible: Individuals and families.

Where: Secure sites on congregational parking lots currently in East & West Oakland including:

ICAC Hub/West Side Missionary Baptist Church, 732 Willow Street, Oakland

Center Street Baptist Church, 940 Center Street, Oakland

Corinthians Baptist Church, 928 Castro Street, Oakland

Williams Chapel Baptist Church, 1410 10th Ave, Oakland

When: Complete client auto in and out access from 7pm to midnight. Midnight to 7am, clients will have walk in gate access.

Amenities: Washing station, showers, and laundry services provided by Dignity on Wheels every Wednesday from 4pm to 8pm. We will also provide access to care packages as often as needed including clothing, and minor auto repair, ticket, and DMV registration support (depending on funding).

Basic Rules:

  • Smoke within designated smoking zone on each site (cigarettes only)

  • Be respectful

  • Keep area clean

  • Cars, SUVs and up to 28’ long wheelbase RVs.

  • No loitering in the neighborhood.

  • Be respectful of the neighbors.

  • No loud noises.

  • No car idling (running car engine).

  • No alcohol, drugs, weapons, cooking, or pets.

Additional rules will be provided in the Safe Car Park contract that each user must sign.

FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THE RULES AND REGULATIONS IN THE CONTRACT WILL RESULT IN TERMINATION FROM THE PROGRAM

Please click here to submit an application to the ICAC Safe Car Park program.

For donations, please click here or mail a check including the purpose of the donation to:

ICAC Hub 732 Willow Street, Oakland, CA 94607

For general information about ICAC or for Safe Car Park program opportunities contact, Rev. Ken Chambers, at 510-239-6681.