The Safe Spot Communities (SSC) are legal, designated places for people who are without a conventional form of housing. CSS currently provides oversight to three SSCs, each focusing on a different demographic of the houseless population (people with disabilities, a site for veterans, and another site for a mixed population).
CSS has worked in collaboration with the people in the Safe Spots and local city government to create a Governance Handbook that serves as the guiding document for SSC users. While the SSC is a socially complex endeavor, we strive to keep the program downsized to some fundamental operating guidelines. Here are a few basic rules of SSCs:
- No drugs and alcohol used onsite
- Violence or threats of violence are not tolerated
- Participants must attend monthly meetings, work parties, and personal check-ins with CSS Action Plan Advisers
- Every participant holds a volunteer task or role within the SSC
- General time limit of 10-months for participants
- Participants (except for gate-keeper volunteers) are required to leave the site from 10am to 4pm Mon thru Fri