Shower Unit

In the Antelope Valley, there are about  3,000 homeless men, women and children who often go weeks and months  without a roof over their heads and that means no access to a shower,  basic hyg

iene or attention to personal care. While there are  organizations and resources available to serve a variety of needs, there  are fewer than a dozen shower heads available to them. Less than a  dozen shower heads for 3,000 people.

Of  all the indignities endured by the homeless, chief among them is living  among the filth of the streets often without the possibility of a  shower. A good shower can make all the difference in the world. The  Sophia Elizabeth Foundation believes in the restorative power of a  shower that's why our team provides a mobile shower unit to the homeless  in the Antelope Valley; a massive 25 foot long 7 stall shower trailer capable of providing over 42 showers an hour.

Offering  this service to our homeless friends is something that we love. But we  can't do it alone, we need to constantly be raising funds to keep this  program going. The shower unit can be a stepping stone for the homeless  to transition into jobs, housing and schooling opportunities by  promoting a positive self-image, bolstering self-esteem and instilling  confidence. We are not the only ones who believe so, our homeless  friends have one constant request: Showers.

We  are able to pull up to an encampment and provide a hot shower, clean  towels, soap, shampoo, shaving cream and razors and things that most of  us take for granted. More than that though, our team of volunteers is  able to engage in conversation, build relationships, demonstrate love,  and create a truly caring environment. An individual is allowed to be in  a unit for 10 to 25 minutes. Depending on location and demand. Once an  individual’s time is complete, S.E.F. volunteers clean the stalls to  ensure safety and hygiene.

The  Sophia Elizabeth Foundation doesn't stop there. We provide everything  needed for a shower but also give individuals who use the showers a  fresh pair of socks, new underwear and a hygiene pack full of  toothpaste, deodorant and other travel-sized toiletries donated to  S.E.F. by individuals and other organizations.

Thanks for your support!

S.E.F's mobile shower unit only exists because of your generosity, support, and partnership!

You can donate individual toiletry items.

Create a "Shower Kit"

  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Soap/Body Wash
  • Bath Pouf/Washcloth
  • Deodorant
  • Shaving Cream
  • Toothbrush 
  • Toothpaste

Additional items can include: Q-tips, non-alcohol mouthwash, lotion, comb/brush, feminine hygiene products, etc

You can also donate money for the operational expenses:

This  will help us offset the cost  of operation. expenses include washing  the towels, refilling the 100lb Propane tank,  cleaning supplies,  replacing shower curtains, etc. Each shower costs an average of of $10-15  per person. 

Get Involved

 The issues that our community face are not seasonal, which is why our  year-round programs need you, your family and friends to get involved.  There are many ways to support the Sophia Elizabeth Foundation, and all  of them help ensure children, families and individuals living in poverty  are safe, healthy, learning and achieving their potential. You can  sponsor, become a monthly donor, raise your voice, volunteer your time  and talent, sign on to one of S.E.F’s campaigns, tell a friend, and  more.