Our Mission

Through our Mobile Hygiene Service, Pop-Up Care Villages and buildIt toolkit, Lava Mae is bringing critical services – delivered with what we call Radical Hospitality – to the streets – to restore dignity, rekindle optimism, and fuel a sense of opportunity.

Our audacious goal is to unleash a Radical Hospitality Revolution around the world.

Our work is rooted in three core principles:

1

Opportunity unfolds when people are treated with dignity. We treat our guests with the utmost kindness and compassion because people everywhere rise to the level of care they’re provided.

2

We pilot, test, and refine new programs to transform the way communities see and serve people moving through homelessness and then we share what we’ve learned with the world.

3

We believe that it takes us all and so we forge partnerships across sectors to radically increase access to services and more effectively meet the needs of our guests.

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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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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.

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san francisco schedule & locations

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Mondays

8:30am-1:30pm

St. Anthony's

Golden Gate & Jones St.

Tuesdays

8:30am-1:30pm

SF Main Public Library in Civic Center

Fulton St. at Hyde St.

3:00pm - 7:00pm

First Friendship (FAMILIES ONLY)

Oak St. & Steiner St.

Wednesdays

8:30am-1:30pm

8th St at Brannan St (2nd and 4th Wednesdays ONLY)

8th St at Brannan St

3:00pm- 6:00pm

Most Holy Redeemer Church, San Francisco

100 Diamond St

Thursdays

8:30am-1:30pm

API Wellness (PILOT)

730 Polk St

8:30am-1:30pm

St. Anthony's Winter Shelter

Golden Gate & Jones St.

Fridays

8:30am-1:30pm

Martin de Porres (PILOT)

2200 Alameda St (Alameda St at Utah St)

8:30am-1:30pm

GLIDE in the Tenderloin

Taylor St. & Ellis St.

Saturdays

7:30am- 12:30pm

Mission Neighborhood Resource Center

16th & Capp