Those experiencing homelessness are faced daily with health and hygiene challenges – dealing with exposure to the elements and sickness, but also basic cleanliness and self-care. While there are service organizations that seek to meet these needs, it is sometimes difficult to know where to go or how to get there – and so the strategy of pop-up care focuses on bringing these elements of care to them where they are today. Mobile medical units, hairdressers, and even showers are just a few examples. These agile pop-up stations can be put together by organizations and even planned by communities, but they can also be as simple as an individual offering a skill as a service to someone experiencing homelessness when it is needed.
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Pop-Up Care Village San Francisco, CA
Lava Mae Mobile Showers Los Angeles, CA
Haircuts for the Homeless London, UK