MOBILE HYGIENE UNIT
We believe collective impact is the only way to ensure meaningful, permanent change. United Way means to respond to the community crisis of unsheltered men, women and children by fostering tangible solutions that address the unmet needs gap.
Our proposed project utilizes a 14-foot trailer that has been retrofitted into a mobile hygiene unit. Current drafts for the trailer include 3 individual bathroom and shower stalls. The trailer is equipped with a water heater and gray and black water tanks.
Once driven to a pre-established location, the trailer will be connected to water access, providing 20 minutes of privacy, cleanliness, and comfort to those who need it.
As our Resource Phase progresses, we’ll be looking to engage community nonprofit partners, city administration, community members and advocates to ensure our project is successful.
To deliver access to basic hygiene for unsheltered community members.
Budget: $150,000 – $200,000
CUSTOM TRAILER - 14-foot trailer equipped for 3 private shower stalls with toilets, trailer wrap
VEHICLE - 3/4 Ton Truck acquisition, vehicle wrap
UTILITIES – Water access, Generator, Fuel and Propane
SUPPLIES - Cleaning supplies, Tools, Towels, Hygiene kits (shampoo, soap, deodorant, etc.)
PERMITS & REGULATIONS – Waste Management, Parking