The Shower of Hope
Project Budget: $40,000
End Homelessness California, The Shower of Hope Project
The Shower of Hope project is based on the idea of offering free showers to those experiencing homelessness. In addition to offering those without shelter a way of staying clean and therefore healthy, we strive to give our clients dignity and confidence through cleanliness as a way of integrating back into society.
Through our projects in Highland Park, South Pasadena, and Huntington Park, we have noticed an immense change in the attitude and outlook of clients, who after a shower are far more receptive to case management services. Our project in Huntington Park was an immediate success due to the lack of other homeless resources available in the area. With no other public showers available and the recent outbreak of Hepatitis A within the homeless community of Los Angeles, it is not only a wanted resource but a much-needed resource for Huntington Park.
With the help of AltaMed, we hope to double our efforts by operating a 2nd day weekly and giving our clients the resources they need to be healthy and happy. The proposal includes adding to both days a gift bag for each person that contains fresh fruit, healthy snacks, and mineral water.