Our Mission

Lava Mae is disrupting the way Communities see and serve people moving through homelessness. By shining a light on our shared humanity, driving innovation in programming, and inspiring collaboration, we’re catalyzing change.

We do this by bringing critical services — delivered with an unexpected level of care that we call radical hospitality — to the street through programs such as our mobile hygiene service and our new Pop-Up Care Villages.

Our mission: Taking Radical Hospitality to the Street.

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Opportunity unfolds when people are treated with dignity.

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When it comes to dignity, society has different standards for those with resources vs those who lack them.

3

Delivering radical hospitality - an unexpected level of care - to people moving through homelessness restores dignity, rekindles optimism, and fuels a sense of opportunity.

Water Drop

volunteer

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

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Water Drop

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-2pm

GLIDE in the Tenderloin

Taylor St. & Ellis St.

Fridays

8:30am-2pm

GLIDE in the Tenderloin

Taylor St. & Ellis St.