LWUMC in the News

Safe parking programs provide safety and stability for the unhoused

A source of hope and support for those living out of their vehicles

By Andrea Ornelas

    May 12, 2024 | 8:00am PDT

    These safe parking programs have been successful for more than 10 years

    By Charlotte Alden

    Published on October 17, 2023 at 4:55 a.m.

    Over a decade of hope: Kirkland’s Lake Washington UMC celebrates Safe Parking Program’s milestone

    Published on September 1, 2023

    Video: Seattle Photographer Chooses Homelessness to Help Engage Local Community

    Published on December 27 2019

    VIDEO: Dog park built for homeless women’s pets

    Homeless women and their dogs have a safe place to stay on the Eastside.

    ‘Desperately needed’: Church provides safe parking spaces for homeless


    Kirkland Safe Parking Program seeing an increase in people needing a place to stay

    By Conner Board

     9:58 PM PST December 8, 2023

    Bellevue’s safe parking challenges highlight its homelessness crisis

    Published on May 22, 2023

    Wherever I park my car, that’s my home: U.S. homeless find refuge in safe parking

    Wednesday, 19 December 2018 12:27 GMT

    VIDEO: Seattle’s Lack of Housing Forces Families to live in their cars

    Published on Sep 21, 2015

    VIDEO: Ignite: Project Homeless–the Shower

    Safe Parking 101

    Passcode: RC^1!S1w

    I Live in My Car

    Safe Parking Builds Community and Housing Success

    Published June 15, 2022

    Volunteers build dog park for homeless women’s pets

    By Thursday, January 4, 2018 8:30am

    VIDEO: Church hosting homeless women, children in parking lot

    Published on Sep 21, 2015

    Kirkland church provides a place for homeless with cars

    During the last few years, Kirkland church members have turned their parking lot into a safe haven for the homeless.

    By Wednesday, October 1, 2014 8:45pm

    Contact Us

    7525 132nd Ave. NE Kirkland, WA 98033 View a map

    Email: office@lakewaumc.org

    Church Office: (425) 885-3311

    Safe Parking: (425) 464-SAFE