Community Hygiene Facilities List

Urban Rest Stop (Seattle)This project of the Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) offers hygiene services in downtown Seattle (1924 Ninth Ave 206-332-0110 Mon-Fri 5:30am-9:30pm but closed Fridays 11am-2pm Sat-Sun 8am-3pm); Ballard (2014-B NW 57th St. 206-258-3626 Mon-Fri 6:30am-2:30pm with daily closure from 10:30-11:30am); and U District (1415 NE 43rd St 206-327-0744 Tues-Thurs 9am-11:30am; 1pm-5:30pm; Fri 9am-11:30am; 1pm-5pm) The Urban Rest Stop is a program of the Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI.) URS provides around 200 showers and 160-200 laundry loads each day. Open year-round. Urban Rest Stop Health Education Program (URSHEP) which offers free health education programming every other Saturday at the URS. Compass Housing Alliance Hygiene Center (Seattle)210 Alaskan Way, Basement Level, Seattle, WA 98104 206.474.1000 Offers toilets, showers and laundry. Open Monday-Friday, 7 am-2:30 pm Hygiene Services Available for People Living Homeless (Seattle)City of Seattle reports 21 of 22 shelter programs include hygiene services; 6 managed encampments provide hygiene services for up to 300 people per night; 11 Day Centers offer hygiene services for all categories of drop-in clients in Seattle; 3 LIHI Urban Rest Stops; 4 Community Centers offer showers and restrooms (Delridge, Green Lake, Miller, Rainier) to people experiencing homelessness; 7 Community Pools offer showers and restrooms for Seattle Public School children and their families experiencing homelessness Homeless ‘safe harbors’ get OK from Wheeler.(Portland)Oregon Harbor of Hope plans to open 5-6 safe harbors by end of the year By Curt Lanning. KOIN. Mar 13, 2017 Harbor of Hope unveils laundry, shower trucks for homeless. Trucks will feature 5 private showers, 12 washers and dryers.(Portland)By Elise Haas and KOIN 6 News Staff Nov 27, 2018 08:06 AM PST PSU study: More needed to understand, solve homeless crisis.(Portland) Portland State University analysis finds no one knows the fully extent and cost of the homeless and affordable housing crisis. By Jim Redden. Portland Tribune .August 10, 2018. Homeless Crisis For Baby Boomers Lies Ahead (Seattle and Portland) Developer Says Seattle Affordable Housing. June 25, 2018.By Shawna De La Rosa, Bisnow. Seattle. Olympic Community Action Programs 2017 Community Needs Assessment.Clallam County and Jefferson County, Washington. Data from respondents mentions showers and hygiene but this is not highlighted in survey. The Dream Center of Serenity House,a drop-in center for homeless and at-risk youth ages 13 to 23, has showers and laundry services, plus provides food, clothing, and counseling for family reunification, school and employment. City of Albuquerque is U of NM partner to make restrooms more accessible for homeless.By Allison Martinez. KREQ. Mar 12, 2019 Restroom refresh: making facilities accessible to the homeless.By Rachel Whitt UNM Newsroom. March 11, 2019. A Paris, les bains-douches de plus en plus populaires.Par Justine Righo. Libération. 11 août 2013. Excellent photos of Paris public baths. Les Bains-douches municipaux.Shows addresses and hours by arrondissement for dozens of public baths operated by the City of Paris. Public Baths and Bathing.Ryan D. Purcell. The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia. Sept, 2013. The cholera epidemic of 1849 made people and their governments aware of the benefits of washing and launched the public bathhouse movement. What Became of New York City’s Ubiquitous Public Bathhouses?Curbed Jul 7, 2014. New York City’s free public bath program: making the “Great Unwashed” feel so fresh and so clean since the late 19th century. Made less for recreation than to remedy New York’s public health plights at a time when a survey found there to be only one bathtub for every 79 families living on the Lower East Side, public bathhouses were a great boon to both to the bathers and those who had to inhale their newly cleansed B.O. The Librarian’s Guide to Homelessness.PT Library Director Melody Sky Eisler recommends this. In many places, libraries provide the only tax supported public restrooms. Librarians know a great deal about hygiene and houselessness.

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