The photos above show the 15 new spaces added to SCCAP’s back and side parking lots at our Bloomington main office. This work was finished a couple of weeks ago. The back and side parking lots are now usually mostly full, but typically have a few empty spots for employees or Head Start parents, who enter at the side of the building.
This photo shows half of the front parking lot at SCCAP. During the winter energy assistance season last year, this parking lot was completely overfilled with cars. Energy assistance clients who use the front entrance had to park their cars in every available cranny, resulting in many vehicles that were illegally parked in the lot and along the street.
This was a dangerous and inconvenient situation, especially for senior citizens and people with disabilities. With thousands of people receiving energy assistance from SCCAP each winter, this situation was a major problem.
With the expansion of the back and side parking lots, there are actually open, legal spots intended for parking where our clients can park throughout the day this EAP season. What a change from a year ago!
We want to thank the Jack Hopkins Social Service Funding Committee and City Council at the City of Bloomington, which provided most of the funding for the parking lot expansions.