Category: News

Safe Parking Update for March 24, 2021

The Subcommittee on Housing Insecurity and our volunteer cohort continues to make progress toward getting our parking lot ready for guests. We have also delivered letters to our neighbors with information about the project and an invitation to join Rev. Linda Hart, Safe Parking Network … read more.

Safe Parking News Update for March 18, 2021

Hooray! We have wonderful news! The Tacoma/Pierce County Safe Parking Network (SPN) has approved TUUC’s application for participation in the Safe Parking Pilot Program. The SPN has also approved our request for grant funding that will cover our expenses at least through the end of … read more.

Safe Parking News for March 14, 2021

Safe Parking News

Since the congregation voted on March 21 to support TUUC participation in the Tacoma/Pierce County Safe Parking Network Pilot Program, the SJC Subcommittee on Housing Insecurity continues to make great strides toward the moment when we will welcome our first guests. We have … read more.

Safe Parking FAQs

Safe Parking Network Pilot Program/Safe Parking – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is Safe Parking?

Safe Parking is a program where people who are living in their vehicles become temporary guests of an organization that has a parking lot. The organization provides an assigned parking place and … read more.

Safe Parking and a Personal Story

Every week for the last several, the Ad Hoc Committee on Building and Grounds Security has been providing information and insight into Safe Parking and the Tacoma/Pierce County Safe Parking Network pilot project. We have been investigating how participating as a Safe Parking Network … read more.

Safe Parking Insights

It may be hard to imagine that someone would choose to live in their car. Can you imagine the physical toll of sleeping in a barely reclined seat, surrounded by the possessions you were able to pack? The emotional toll of never feeling safe … read more.

What is Safe Parking?

Safe Parking Overview

Providing a Safe Parking location with sanitary facilities – porta-potty and handwashing station – is a cost effective way to support those living in their cars toward housing and food security. After all, who really wants to live in their car? Who … read more.

President’s Blog for January 2021

“Grief and resilience live together.”
— Michelle Obama, Becoming 


Dear Friends,

I am shaken to the core of my physical, intellectual, and emotional being by the events  in Washington DC this week. The assault on the United States Capitol – encouraged by the leader of our democracy … read more.