Our Mission

To deliver dignity and unlock opportunity for those experiencing homelessness — one mobile shower at a time.

Fundamental to this mission are three beliefs:

1

Everyone has the right to be clean.

2

Those experiencing homelessness can’t access jobs and housing or maintain health and wellbeing if they can’t get clean.

3

With hygiene comes dignity; with dignity, opportunity.

Water Drop

volunteer

Volunteer and make a direct impact - one mobile shower at a time.

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donate

Lava Mae is a project of Tides Center, a 501(c)3 nonprofit. 100% of your donation is tax deductible.

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Water Drop

stock our buses

A clean pair of socks or a bar of soap goes a long way. Shop with our friends at Gooddler and they’ll deliver hygiene supplies directly to our bus.

Donate Gifts

schedule & locations

Mondays

8:30am-2pm

St. Anthony's

Golden Gate & Jones St.

Tuesdays

8:30am-2pm

SF Main Public Library in Civic Center

Fulton St. at Hyde St.

Wednesdays

8:30am-12pm

YWAM in the Tenderloin

357 Ellis St. between Taylor and Jones

2pm-5pm

Most Holy Redeemer Church in the Castro

100 Diamond St.

Thursdays

8:30am-2pm

API Wellness in the Tenderloin

730 Polk Street near Ellis St.

Fridays

8:30am-2pm

YWAM in the Tenderloin

357 Ellis St. between Taylor and Jones

8:30-2pm

Hospitality House TL Self-Help Center

290 Turk St. at Leavenworth

Saturdays

7:00am-1pm

Mission Neighborhood Resource Center

16th St. and Capp St.

10am-3:30pm

DMV

Baker St. at Fell

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