[Long Beach Press-Telegram] For homeless people living in their cars, Southern California churches, temples open their parking lots

(Long Beach Press-Telegram coverage on April 30, 2018 of a program to help the homeless that CLUE has actively led.)


On the second night after his church opened its parking lot to people living out of their cars, vans and other vehicles, Glenn Nishibayashi noticed a mother and daughter using one of the spaces.

He was interested in knowing how the previous evening worked out for them, and went over to inquire.

“This was the first good night’s sleep I’ve had in weeks,” the woman told him.

She explained that she was more accustomed to fitful nights parked on the street, staying half-awake so she could be alert to potentially being approached by strangers or rousted by police officers.



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