Rest stops, also known as “Safe Spots,” are managed, gated communities of up to 20 people in tents, tiny homes, or Conestoga huts. Program sites are individually approved by City Council and managed by on-site social service providers. Residents are carefully vetted and must follow rules to stay in the program.
The Eugene City Council has expressed support for providing a rest stop in every Ward. Where could a program like this find the most support in Ward 2? Contact us with your ideas for siting and supporting on in our community.
The City Manager’s Office recently released this short video. More..
If you have any questions about the Rest Stop program, please contact Regan Watjus, Policy Coordinator on Homelessness – City Manager’s Office, City of Eugene at (541) 682-8442. To get involved in neighborhood efforts addressing homelessness, contact Heather Sielicki at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Supported Shelters will host a tour of one of their communities on Thursday, March 30, 2017 – 2:30pm to 4:00pm. Call the office at 541-683-0836 for more information and to RSVP.