The Clean Start program began September 17, 2019. This is the program that takes a mobile hygiene unit to different places in Fremont to provide the homeless a place to shower and do laundry. It consists of three sets of washer/dryers for laundry, and two shower stations, one of which is ADA compliant. This unit is self-contained, with its own generator, a 500-gallon water tank, and a 500-gallon waste tank. The facility will be brought to a site for a morning session, then move to a second site for an afternoon session. There are five sites targeted for this, so each site will host two sessions on different days each week. Insurance will be covered by the City.
Each session can provide laundry service for up to nine people and enable up to 12 people to take showers. Wednesday and Friday afternoons (12:00-5:00 p.m.) have been selescted for our sessions. Those dates have either no facility use or being used by a small group of people. Volunteers to manage this program will be selected via CityServe.org.
The unit will take up 16 parking spaces on the north side of the main parking lot, just past the handicapped parking. Please adjust your parking accordingly to accommodate the space needed.
After this program has been operational for a couple of months, the plan is to roll out other services for the homeless. A partial list of these programs includes:
- “Sidewalk Talk” ministry table operated by Joy Barnitz
- Hair Cuts
- Physical check-up
- Dental check-up
- Vision check-up
- Clothing Exchange