Homeless communities constantly fight for basic necessities that many of us take for granted. ShowerUp provides mobile hygiene and shower services for homelessness in major cities across the US. Here are some places where you can get access if you are currently struggling with homelessness.
Huntsville, AL, is calculated to have 561 chronically homeless individuals living on the streets, with a total of 3,351 homeless across Alabama. ShowerUp in Huntsville launched permanent community outreach in the spring of 2020 to serve those experiencing homelessness. Since then, ShowerUp has provided thousands of showers, hygiene supplies, survival gear, socks, and more.
According to the 2021 Point-In-Time Count, there were over 1,200 homeless individuals on a single night in the Chattanooga area, with over 350 in Hamilton County. This is an 81% increase in the homeless population from the previous year. ShowerUp provides those experiencing homelessness in Chattanooga, TN, and beyond with mobile showers and personal hygiene necessities.
In Wichita, KS, there are between 750 and 1200 people (men, women, and children) experiencing homelessness. Due to COVID-19 and fragile employment situations, many who have been living “fragilely housed” will find themselves unhoused.
Chicago is home to about 80,000 “unhoused” individuals. At ShowerUp, we believe that everyone deserves access to basic hygiene and personal care. We work to bring dignity, hope, and love to all friends experiencing homelessness, no matter their situation, in the form of personal hygiene services and free showers
In 2021, homelessness in Boston reached a pivotal moment with the convergence of mental illness and substance use. The encampment on Massachusetts Ave and Melnea Cass Blvd was at the forefront of many discussions. Before this representation in Boston existed, the issue of homelessness had always been a constant issue, with the health and livelihood of these communities commonly being ignored.
Hartford, CT, is a city with a rich history, and because of its proximity to small communities and resources, it has become a hub for those experiencing homelessness. During the warmer months, it has been estimated that nearly 1,500 or more people are unhoused in the area. ShowerUp Hartford, our newest endeavor, will serve those who need basic hygiene and personal care.