Showered With Hope 

hygiene || hope || humanity

 

 

THE PROBLEM

  • 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.

THE SOLUTION

  • 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.

 

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