This new Coronavirus is dangerous for everyone but especially for the local homeless population. While there are many factors as to why the homeless population is especially vulnerable there are ways you can help!
The best way you can help protect these vulnerable populations is to protect yourself. Shelter at home to stop the spread of infection. Wash your hands frequently. Avoid unnecessary trips downtown.
Donate Sanitation Supplies
While there are shortages for things like wet wipes, hand sanitizer, etc. if you can donate them then please do! Even things like soap, shampoo, and basic toiletries help provide a higher level of hygiene that the local homeless population need access to now more than ever.
There are tons of resources available to the local homeless population from the city, local churches and non-profit organizations. Help spread the word!
For a comprehensive list of resources provided by the city including public restrooms and hand-washing stations click here.
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Donating to our program helps us to offer a free Open Studio
for the homeless and at risk. THANK YOU!
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