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 which offers showers to the 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.

The three-unit shower provides three private bathrooms each equipped with a sink, toilet and full shower and dispensers of biodegradable soap and shampoo. We supply clean towels and washcloths. We accept donations of new underwear, new socks, razors, combs and toothbrushes. Our hope is that by meeting this basic human need of cleanliness we can help generate a sense of stability and self esteem that is needed in order to find employment and housing.

Ribbon Cutting Party November 2018

Shower the People offers showers to the homeless and critically low income people around San Luis Obispo County. The program has started providing showers at the LifePoint Church in Grover Beach where South County People’s Kitchen operates a daily luncheon program for homeless and food challenged people. Our program will eventually increase our operations to 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. We use volunteers (primarily from local churches) to staff our sites along with an on site Supervisor.

What Can I Do?

You can make a big difference by donating, volunteering, sharing our mission and gathering hygienic supplies.

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Every dollar that you donate to Shower the People helps us operate our mobile shower unit.

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We accept donations of new underwear, new socks, razors, combs and toothbrushes.

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Planned Locations – Days – Hours of Operation

We will partner with and locate the showers at sites where the homeless gather to eat or to obtain medical services. Shower the People will start operations in the South County by locating two days a week for 3 hours, at a site in Grover Beach.

Sundays

Downtown 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

Thursdays

Grover Beach

South County People’s Kitchen
LifePoint Church
946 Rockaway Ave

Showers: 10:30am – 1:00pm