In response to the lack of access to showers and clean hygienic bathrooms, Aurora Warms the Night purchased a mobile shower trailer. The shower trailer has five showers and restrooms including one that is handicap accessible. Under normal circumstances, we deploy the shower trailer three nights a week in designated hot spots.
Along with providing a place to take showers, we serve a hot meals, we offer hygiene items and new socks and underwear, and as always we have outreach and case managers establishing relationships with those we are just meeting and those have worked with in the past.
Our case management is designed to expand the transactional aspect of the services to transformational steps forward. Additionally, we have expanded our services by connecting with health care organizations, dental professionals, and mental health service organizations who set up teams to add to the opportunities for our clients.