The Pop Up Care Shower Project
Pop Up Care refers to a community model for bringing health and wellness services into neighborhoods thereby reaching people who may otherwise fall through the cracks. The Shower Trailer is a draw to provide opportunities to access additional services identified as social determinants of health.
When the shower trailer is in a neighborhood, guests may come and get a shower. While we believe this will meet the needs primarily of our neighbors experiencing homelessness we know there are people who have shelter, living in poverty in Lake County without running water, electricity or adequate food, particularly among our senior citizens. They will also be able to access services. Additionally, the shower trailer may be used in times of crisis and large scale homelessness caused by disaster evacuation.
The trailer has two showers (one is ADA accessible) and an office. The office will be staffed by a Community Health Worker. There will be times when we have nurses present from our back pack nurse outreach. They will provide flu shots and other points of access for health care.
It is our strategy to create a schedule where different agencies serving vulnerable populations can provide services which will be organized via a monthly schedule. Additional tables and pop up tents can be set up as you might see at a health or wellness fair.
Every Monday at the Big Oak Peer Center in Clearlake Oaks from 10-3.
13340 E. Hwy 20, Suite O, Clearlake Oaks, CA 94523 (707) 998-0310
Every Thursday at Kelseyville United Methodist Church from 10-3.
3810 Main St. Kelseyville, CA 95451
Monday through Thursday at Hope Harbor Warming Center 6-9pm.
305 Peckham Ct. Lakeport CA 95453
Additional locations will be announced each month.
Author: Pastor Shannon Kimbell-Auth