How access to basic resources works to rebuild lives.

The unfortunate reality is that there are many stigmas attached to homelessness. Due to lack of adequate hygiene resources, one of them is uncleanliness, closing many doors for those who have already fallen on hard times. It can seem like there is no way out.

The People Concern believes that access to basic services are fundamental to living with dignity.

The dignity of using a restroom.

The dignity of having clean clothes to wear.

The dignity of being able to wash away the hardships of the day, even if only for a few hours.

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Toiletries are provided for individuals utilizing SHWASHLOCK.

It is because of this belief that the agency provides toilets, showers, and laundry facilities to our most vulnerable neighbors at two of our main service hubs: SHWASHLOCK (SHowersWASHersLOCKers) in Santa Monica and Operation Healthy Streets on Skid Row. There is a great need to serve the population in both of these communities as the gap grows between vulnerable individuals and access to basic services. …


Scarlett Yingvorapant

Marketing and Communications Coordinator for The People Concern

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