MOBILE SHOWER FAQ

 

What is it?

A trailer featuring three individual bathrooms consisting of a toilet, sink and shower.


Why is it needed?

Often times we take for granted the value of being able to take a hot shower to get the day started, to freshen up before going to an interview, or as a means of relief after a long day. We believe that our homeless and unstably-housed neighbors should be able to access this basic need for those same reasons. Healthy hygiene habits go a long way towards better health and higher self -esteem. Our prayer is that all those who enter the mobile shower will come out with renewed dignity and hope.


How does it work?

Our neighbors will sign up for a time slot of which they will have about 15 minutes to bathe and groom. Each neighbor will receive a towel, washcloth, and other toiletries needed to bathe. Starting out, the mobile shower will operate twice a month and will serve about 30 people each time. TNW volunteers will be onsite for the duration of the outreach.


Where will it be?

We would like to partner with churches and communities in DC and Maryland, where our neighbors have little or no close access to safe and welcoming places to shower. Church parking lots and park perimeters are our ideal space for the program.


How much does it cost?

The start-up cost for our first Mobile Shower is $50,000. This includes the trailer, licensing and permits, shower maintenance, and Blessing Bags for our neighbors.


Is this sanitary?

Yes, after each shower, TNW staff/volunteers will clean the stall to ensure each experience is safe and clean.


Do the neighbors get new clothes?

We are currently working on partnering with a local organization that provides our neighbors with clothes, and exploring ideas of partnering with laundromats.


Will men and women be showering at the same time?

This is possible, however, no neighbor will be able to enter another occupied stall because there is no internal door to access the other stalls.


Do you accept monetary donations?

Yes, just click here to donate to our Mobile Shower Fund.


Are you looking for sponsorships?

Yes, if you or someone you know is interested in being a sponsor for the TNW Mobile shower program, please contact Omolayo Adebayo, Founder, at info@theneighborhoodwell.org