These City Buses Are Now Showers For The Homeless In San Francisco

September 29, 2015

"It started with a cab drive and a zinger of a line delivered by a seasoned cabbie, 'Welcome to the land of broken dreams,'" said Lava Mae founder Doniece Sandoval. Those seven words and a desire for changed inspired Doniece to set in motion what eventually became Lava Mae.

Her non-profit transforms San Francisco's decommissioned city buses into mobile bathroom facilities for the homeless, equipped with toilets and showers.

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Doniece Sandoval, Lava Mae Founder

Imagine not being able to shower when you need to?

Over 3,500 San Franciscans living on the streets face this reality every day.

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Lava Mae's bathrooms-on-wheels are changing that, bringing hygiene, dignity, and hope to those who need it most.

Watch a quick, one-minute video to learn more about this amazing project:

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