Safe Parking Program

Every night, JFS operates a Safe Parking Program 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 often accompany homelessness.

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 holistic services focused on basic needs assistance, employment, family wellness, school success, financial education, credit repair, and housing, our goal is to create a pathway out of homelessness while being a support to people where they are now.

The program operates seven nights per week at three secured lots on Balboa Avenue, Aero Drive, and Mission Village Drive.

Living in an RV and Searching for Permanent Housing?
Our new lot in Mission Valley is our first lot that can accommodate RVs. In addition to a safe, secure place where you can sleep without fear of being ticketed, we provide supportive services and resources to help you move into permanent housing. For more information, please read the press release from Mayor Kevin Faulconer.

Take the Next Step

Call (858) 637-3373 to enroll


Our Case Management team is committed to addressing the comprehensive needs of individuals and families facing homelessness. Our supportive services include food assistance, employment development, emergency support, benefits access, and asset building. Clients can also meet with Housing Specialists to develop an action plan with an emphasis on finding permanent housing solutions.


Our Family and Children’s Hub supports families on our JFS campus. The Hub provides a stable, youth-friendly space to support children’s academic and social development through books, one-on-one tutoring, wellness activities, creative projects, and more. While trained and caring staff and volunteers focus on the individual needs of each child, parents are free to work with case managers on their housing plans and other pressing needs.

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If you are interested in volunteering, we invite you, along with your community group, friends, or colleagues to host and serve dinner for the Safe Parking Program Participants. Get started at

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Generously funded by the City of San Diego & Community Donors