Our Mission

Lava Mae is transforming the way Communities see and serve people moving through homelessness.

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.

By shining a light on our shared humanity, driving innovation in programming, and inspiring collaboration, we are catalyzing change.

Our mission: Taking Radical Hospitality to the Street.


Opportunity unfolds when people are treated with dignity.


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


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

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

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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



St. Anthony's

Golden Gate & Jones St.



SF Main Public Library in Civic Center

Fulton St. at Hyde St.

2:30pm - 8pm

First Friendship (FAMILIES ONLY)

Oak St. & Steiner St.


3:00pm- 7:00pm

Most Holy Redeemer Church, San Francisco

100 Diamond St


2:00pm- 6:00pm

St. Anthony's Winter Shelter

Golden Gate & Jones St.



GLIDE in the Tenderloin

Taylor St. & Ellis St.


7:00am- 1:00pm

Mission Neighborhood Resource Center

16th & Capp