OUR MISSION

How having access to a mobile shower helped me end my homelessness

Shower the People is an interfaith, community-based mobile shower program that offers showers to homeless and critically low income people. We are the first mobile shower program in South County San Luis Obispo.

Our hope is that by providing our homeless access to a warm shower, we will enhance their opportunities to more comfortably integrate into the community.

A warm shower is a blessing. Our mobile shower gives those most in need the opportunity to clean themselves with privacy and dignity on a regular basis.

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Shower the People offers showers to homeless and critically low income people around San Luis Obispo County. The program provides showers at locations in Grover Beach, Oceano, and San Luis Obispo, and continues to seek out opportunities in other locations where home-challenged people regularly gather.

A mobile shower unit allows us the flexibility of locating at sites where our homeless community gather to eat or to receive services. We offer easy access, a safe environment, and a reliable schedule. We follow protocols successfully used in a sister program, Showers of Blessing in Santa Barbara. Volunteers staff our sites along with an on-site supervisor.

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CoViD-19 Update

Providing showers to our most vulnerable neighbors during the COVID-19 pandemic.

On May 15 Shower the People got the OK from the County to reopen our showers. Because of the kind support and donations from Arroyo Grande Community Hospital, the Community Foundation’s Disaster Relief Fund and the United Way of San Luis Obispo’s Rapid Relief Fund, and because of the many individual donations from the people in our community, Shower the People was able to restart our mobile shower program on June 2nd.  We reworked our processes with a renewed focus on safety for clients and volunteers. See Locations—Days—Hours of Operation below for our current schedule.

Every shower guest receives a mask, 2oz bottle of hand sanitizer, and a package of 30 biodegradable outdoor wipes by Trail Blazer.

Shower the People believes that during this time of the COVID pandemic it is more imperative than ever to help our most vulnerable neighbors.

 

Locations – Days – Hours of Operation

The schedule below is currently not fully active due to the coronavirus-related restrictions in our communities. We restarted shower service at the Unitarian Universalist Church in San Luis Obispo on June 2nd, at the SLO Library on July 5th, and at the Central Coast Worship Center in Oceano on July 29th. We’ll announce other locations as we’re ready to reopen there.

Active!

Sundays

San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo County Library
995 Palm St

Showers: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

on hold

Mondays

Grover Beach

South County People’s Kitchen
LifePoint Church
946 Rockaway Ave

Showers: 10:30am – 1:00pm

Active!

Tuesdays

San Luis Obispo

Unitarian Universalist Church
2201 Lawton Ave

Showers: 10:30am – 1:00pm

Active!

Wednesdays

Oceano

Central Coast Worship Center
1710 Ocean Street

Showers: 10:30am – 1:00pm

on hold

Thursdays

Grover Beach

South County People’s Kitchen
LifePoint Church
946 Rockaway Ave

Showers: 10:30am – 1:00pm