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ShowerUp is Heading to Boston, MA: How To Help?

Boston has always had an issue with homelessness, specifically on Massachusetts Ave and Melnea Cass Blvd. Due to COVID-19 as well as increased gentrification in certain areas, the issue has become much worse. At ShowerUp, we believe that everyone deserves access to basic necessities such as showers, personal hygiene products, and even clean apparel. Keep …

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Barriers That Homeless Communities Face

The basic necessities that many people take for granted are out of reach for those who are experiencing homelessness. Things like affording professional clothing, not having a mailing address, and issues of malnourishment are just some of the circumstances that inhibit people from ending their homelessness.    Breaking the cycle of homelessness is affected by …

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Common Misconceptions Regarding Homeless Communities 

In January 2018, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development collected nationwide data and determined there were 553,000 homeless people across the country. Now, think of COVID-19 and the drastic impact that had on homeless communities and lower-income families.  Two-thirds of all homeless are single adults, while the remaining third is made up of …

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