Dignity On Wheels, the first mobile hygiene shower trailer offering free showers and laundry service for homeless people living in Santa Clara County (SCC) and San Mateo County (SMC), officially launches next week. There will be two red-ribbon launches, one for each county, representing Project WeHOPE’s dedication to helping the homeless throughout the Bay Area’s Peninsula and South Bay regions.
The red-ribbon ceremony includes remarks by special guests, such as both County Supervisors: Joe Simitian (District 5) and Warren Slocum (District 4).
Other organizations participating in the launch event include: Our Daily Bread, food from Whole Foods of Palo Alto, Lifeline Phones through Touch Wireless, Valley Medical Mobile Clinic, Sunnyvale Community Services, and Peninsula Healthcare Connection.
Santa Clara County Event
Tuesday, February 2 @ 10 AM
Trinity Church of Sunnyvale, 477 N Mathilda Ave, Sunnyvale
San Mateo County Event
Wednesday, February 3 @ 2 PM
Fair Oaks Community Center, 2600 Middlefield Road, Redwood City
“Collaborating with organizations, such as Downtown Streets Team, is key to the success of Dignity On Wheels at Trinity Church,” said Pastor Paul Bains, President of Project WeHOPE. “We are all working towards a common goal. It only makes sense that we partner and pool our resources to help the homeless and underserved.”
“Something as simple as a hot shower and clean clothes can help restore hope and dignity,” said Greg Pensinger, project manager Sunnyvale Team. “There is such a great need in our county for shower and laundry services for the homeless, we could not be more thrilled about the arrival of Dignity on Wheels.”
DoW will help alleviate the need for more services by providing up to 30 showers and 14 single loads of laundry during each four-hour session, every Tuesday from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Trinity Church of Sunnyvale located at 477 Mathilda Avenue. Plans to expand these services to other sites throughout SCC and SMC are in progress.