LavaMaeˣ Connect is a free global community of 650+ homeless service providers bringing mobile showers and other care services to the street.

General: Sector resources | Housing and homelessness | Public health

LavaMaeˣ is a nonprofit that teaches people around the world to bring mobile showers and other services that promote well-being to people experiencing homelessness. Members have access curated events, do-it-yourself toolkits, community discussions, and troubleshooting support from LavaMaeˣ and other service providers worldwide.

LavaMae also delivers services on the streets of San Francisco, Oakland and Los Angeles, with a Radical Hospitality® approach—meeting people wherever they are with extraordinary care—helps restore dignity, rekindle optimism and fuel a sense of opportunity.

Salvation Army to provide showers for people sheltering in city parks

Frontline services | Housing and homelessness | Policy leadership | Public health

After struggling with the problem of providing showers to people living in city parks, the City of Victoria has found a solution. The city will provide a grant to the Salvation Army for a mobile shower trailer. The non-profit agency will receive $86,500 to establish mobile shower facilities that will operate five days a week. The shower trailer will move between the sites of homeless encampments in city parks. The trailer can be driven around the city so people who are living outside who don’t have access to the most basic need will be able to (shower). With the Salvation Army stepping up and the city funding the project, people will be able to have showers at various encampments.

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