Our Mission

Lava Mae brings critical services to the streets – delivered with an unexpected level of care we call Radical Hospitality™ – to rekindle dignity and hope for people experiencing homelessness through our Mobile Hygiene Service, Pop-Up Care Villages and buildIt toolkit.

Our work is rooted in three core principles:

Humanity

Opportunity unfolds when people are treated with dignity, and everyone rises to the level of care they’re provided.

Innovation

We pilot, test, and refine new programs, and share what we’ve learned with the world.

Collaboration

We forge creative partnerships across sectors to radically increase access to services and better meet ours guests’ needs.

what can I do?

Anyone can make a big difference in small ways. Here are a few:

Acknowledge. Simply making eye contact and even smiling at those you pass on the street is a good first step. It makes a difference when people are seen, rather than ignored.

Water Drop

donate

Your gift makes it possible to provide showers and more to people in need.

Donate Now

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give essentials

Personal hygiene items, undergarments, socks and clothing are vital to our guests. You can help fulfill our guests’ needs.

Give Supplies

Water Drop

volunteer

Volunteers make our work possible. Sign up as an individual or a group, or drop us a line at volunteer@lavamae.org.

 

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