Showers taken in mobile hygiene trailers since we launched in 2014
Sites providing basic hygiene to the unhoused across San Francisco, Oakland and Los Angeles
Bringing showers + bathrooms on wheels to the street to help our houseless neighbors rekindle dignity, restore hope, unlock opportunity, and persevere in seeking employment and housing.
Mobilizing partners to the streets to create one-stop shops for critical services including showers, haircuts, clothing, food, medical/dental/vision care, mental health counseling, employment services, veteran services and much more.
Recruiting, training and supporting individuals and organizations to launch new mobile hygiene programs modeled after ours in their own communities.
1 guest receives a restorative warm shower, personal hygiene kit, fresh towel, and a new pair of socks
5 guests receive a restorative warm shower, personal hygiene kit, fresh towel, and a new pair of socks
One full day of Lava Mae’s mobile hygiene service
Pop-Up Care Village event providing up to 400 guests with showers, haircuts, clothing, food, library books, medical care and more
@lavamae ❗️CALL TO ACTION: We need razors! 💙 . Razors are one of our most requested items, and we are almost out! Please consider filling up our Gooddler wishlist so we can get a new shipment! . DONATE IN BIO @lavamae . We Lava Your Support!
5 hours ago
@lavamae Our volunteers are true Lava Mae Heroes! 💙💪 Ellen and her daughter brought a bunch of clothing and accessories and set up a pop-up wardrobe for our guests at Whittier Narrows! We Lava You!! Want to volunteer with Lava Mae? Check us out on our page @lavamae
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1 week ago
@lavamae After his shower and haircut, Kurt told us that he felt like a rockstar! 🎸💙💧 Living on the streets of LA, he told us that having a private space to get clean meant so much and that he was ready to take on the day! We are igniting a Radical Hospitality™ revolution! Check out our page @lavamae 💧 #LavaMae #RadicalHospitality
1 week ago
@lavamae Antonio with his orgaizaton God's Plan, Our Purpose delivering Radical Hospitality™ to our shower guests by providing stylish haircuts! . We Lava You! 💙💇 . Want to become one of our partners? Send us a DM! 📩 #LavaMae #RadicalHospitality #GodsPlanOurPurpose 📸http://www.javi.photo We are igniting a Radical Hospitality Revolution! ✊ ~ Check us out! @lavamae 💧
2 weeks ago
@lavamae We are igniting a Radical Hospitality™ revolution! ✊💙 Learn more by checking out our page! #LavaMae #RadicalHospitality
2 weeks ago
@lavamae Today is #EmployeeAppreciationDay and these dedicated and amazing individuals deliver so much to our unhoused neighbors! 💙💪 Thank you to our Mobile Hygiene, Pop Up Care Village, Replication, and Administrative team for all your hard work! WE LAVA YOU 💙 #LavaMae
2 weeks ago
@lavamae A very special thank you to our friends Craig and Yvonne from Muttville with their incredible clothes drive donation! 💙👕 Muttville is a canine rescue organization that finds suitable homes for senior dogs! We Lava You! 🐶 Interested in donating clothes to Lava Mae? We are always looking for donations for our unhoused neighbors! Right now, we are in need of men's clothing S-XXL. Send us a DM! 📩 #LavaMae #RadicalHospitality @muttvillesf
3 weeks ago
@lavamae Ernest is one of Lava Mae's shower guests. He lives in downtown L.A. and loves the new @trek_fresh dental hygiene kit!
3 weeks ago
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We got our start in San Francisco in 2014. Since then, we’ve expanded our operations to Los Angeles and more of the Bay Area including Oakland and (soon) Berkeley. We've also hosted a Pop-Up Care Village during SXSW in Austin, Texas.
People are often surprised to learn how many of our guests rely on our mobile shower service so they can go to job interviews, or keep their current job. The reality is, most people are houseless because they lost their housing, they lost their job, or they endured an expensive medical emergency or another stroke of bad luck. Access to hygiene is essential for our guests to pursue employment and housing. No one will ever lift themselves out of poverty if they can’t get clean.
In addition to financial donations, Lava Mae is seeking volunteers at their mobile hygiene service sites and in-kind donations of essential items for their guests. A list of those essentials is at gooddler.com/Wishlist/10162.