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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Locations – Days – Hours of Operation

The schedule shown below is currently not fully active due to the coronavirus-related restrictions in our communities. On May 15 Shower the People got the OK from the County for us to reopen our showers. We have been reworking our processes with a renewed focus on safety for clients and volunteers, and have held two dress rehearsal trainings with our trailer and new protective equipment. Now we’re ready to reopen, and will be starting shower service at the Unitarian Universalist Church in San Luis Obispo, on Tuesdays starting on June 2nd, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. We’ll announce other locations as we’re ready to reopen there.

Sundays

San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo County Library
995 Palm St
San Luis Obispo

Showers: 1:00pm – 3:30pm

Mondays

Grover Beach

South County People’s Kitchen
LifePoint Church
946 Rockaway Ave

Showers: 10:30am – 1:00pm

Tuesdays

San Luis Obispo

Unitarian Universalist Church
2201 Lawton Ave
San Luis Obispo

Showers: 10:30am – 1:00pm

Wednesdays

Oceano

CHC Healthcare
1941 Cienaga St. (Hwy 1)

Showers: 10:30am – 1:00pm

Thursdays

Grover Beach

South County People’s Kitchen
LifePoint Church
946 Rockaway Ave

Showers: 10:30am – 1:00pm

San Luis Obispo County Library

South County People’s Kitchen

Unitarian Universalist Church

CHC Healthcare