Park Village is a joint venture with the City of Sebastopol, WCCS, and the ‘Group of Advocates‘ (a voluntary organization concerned about the homeless). In this unique program, WCCS placed eight mobile living units in Tomodachi Park to provide homes for chronically homeless families and individuals.
On September 20th 2020 there was a major fire which sadly destroyed at least one caravan home.
The entire ‘Village Park’ property was purchased by the City primarily as a public laguna park for Sebastopol citizens and visitors. The City prepared a conceptual plan for park-related improvements of the entire property; Tomodachi Park represents implementation of one portion of this plan. However, the previous owner’s ‘Village Park’ mobile home pads have been maintained, and the City has not made a determination as to the long term status of this mobile home use.
The ‘Park Village’ Group of Advocates/ city/WCCS joint venture project is supported by the City of Sebastopol and private donors. In addition to the new living units, WCCS ‘is providing case management and supportive services to the 65 current extremely low and very low income residents of the Park: connections to employment, health, education, and will use its broad range of human services and partnerships to increasingly integrate the park and its residents into the broader community’.
Park Village is adjacent to the east of Sebastopol Inn at Gravenstein Station, which Sonoma County has applied for state funds to buy and convert into a homeless shelter.