Lava Mae Brings Mobile Showers to San Francisco's Homeless
Crowdfunding campaign paves way for sanitation services for the homeless
For the more than 7,350 people in San Francisco living without homes, basic things like taking a shower or using a restroom become nearly impossible. In fact, there are only seven places for homeless people to shower in the city, according to Lava Mae. But there is hope for San Francisco's homeless, as Lava Mae works to bring mobile shower and sanitation services to the city with specially-equipped buses.
Lava Mae, a San Francisco-based non-profit, helps homeless people get clean by offering a mobile hygiene bus with showers. By providing access to showers, the retrofitted buses do more than offer a place to clean up – they also restore dignity and hope among those who are struggling to live.