On April 14, 2016, we launched our highly anticipated Fresh Start Showers program. The event went off without a hitch, and we were able to serve over 20 individuals with showers and haircuts. The launch was covered by Univision, and the San Diego Union Tribune wrote a great article on the event.
A big thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers and donors who made this program possible. We also want to thank the ACLU and Family Health Centers of San Diego, who were on site at our launch providing important information and chatting with our guests, and finally, the most heartfelt thanks to the Turning the Hearts Center for committing to partner with us as our very first host location.
We are always seeking volunteers, barbers, hairstylists, massage therapists, water bottles, clean clothing, and many other partners to ensure the success of the Mobile Showers.
Please contact our Executive Director, Anne Rios, at anne@thinkdignity,org if you are interested in getting involved.
Host Locations for Fresh Start Showers:
2nd Thursday of each month in Chula Vista - contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 619/537-8736 for more information
2nd Saturday of each month at Thriving Life Church, 560 S. Melrose Dr, Vista, from 10am-1pm
4th Wednesday of each month at Meridian Baptist Church, 660 S. 3rd St, El Cajon, from 3:30-5:30pm
If you are interested in knowing more about our Fresh Start Showers or visiting an active shower site, please contact us at: email@example.com
Our Fresh Start Showers program is unique in how it operates and we hope that it motivates you to begin something similar in your own community!
If you are interested in learning more about the specific operations of the program, we encourage you to look at our materials available for a small donation. This donation will enable us to keep doing what we are doing - while also creating new, innovative solutions to issues surrounding homelessness. With each program we establish, we aspire to lead the way in encouraging others to continue efforts in advancing basic dignity for those living on the streets. Suggested donation $25.00.
You will receive our Transitional Storage Center Basic Manual within 24 hours, which includes:
- An overview of the program
- A description of the logistics involved in creating the program
- Pictures of our showers
- A budget for our program
- Answers to your FAQ
- Examples of documents we created for our program, which can be used as a template for yours