Showered With Hope
hygiene || hope || humanity
According to the Coalition For The Homeless, by July 2016, there were 60,456 homeless individuals, including 15,156 homeless families with 23,425 homeless children, living in New York City’s shelter system.
MUNICIPAL SHELTERS ARE OFTEN UNKEMPT AND SITES OF HOSTILITY AND VIOLENCE (NEWS & PERSONAL TESTIMONIES).
MAYOR DE BLASIO'S SHELTER SCORE CARD REPORTED 21,400 CODE VIOLATIONS IN SHELTERS ACROSS NYC by the end of 2015.
CRIME IN HOUSING DEVELOPMENTS HAS RISEN BY 7%, DETERRING MANY FROM APPROACHING SHELTERS FOR HOUSING.
in 2015, there were 416 reports of domestic violence in shelters citywide, in addition to 153 assaults that led to arrests and 90 reports of sexual assault (NY1).
more frequent REPORTS TO 311 REGARDING HOMELESS INDIVIDUALS SUGGEST A RISE IN STREET HOMELESSNESS.
there is a paucity of hygiene initiatives for homeless individuals.
we aim to retrofit decommissioned natural gas transit buses with showers, toilets, sinks, and changing areas to deliver hygiene to those forced to live on the streets of nyc.
while hygiene itself may not resolve homelessness, it will serve as the gateway to a dignified and self-sufficient life.
Our service will maximize the safety and comfort of our clients.