Pilot Program Allows Homeless Vets To Park On VA Medical Center Campus Overnight
Participants say the safe parking program makes a big difference because it relieves some of the stress of a night in the car. "You don't have that anxiety of someone's going to knock on the window and say you've got to leave, or you're in trouble or anything. They've given us a bathroom, which is so awesome."
In LA, Homeless Vets Now Can Sleep In Their Cars At The VA
For a little under a year, Army veteran Adam John Halvorsen and his girlfriend, Angela Del Castillo, have been living in her minivan on the streets of Southern California. The vehicle is crammed with all the clothes and personal items the couple needs, alongside space to stretch out and sleep. But from the outside, the white Toyota doesn't stand out in the rush of Los Angeles traffic. "We know how to blend in," Halvorsen said. "Just don't look homeless, you know?" (Denkmann, 6/12)