By: Nicole Acker
Over the years, Police
have continued efforts to provide resources for the transient/homeless population in Menlo Park. As ongoing efforts continue, Menlo Park police staff have partnered with Project WeHope
and worked closely with co-founder Pastor Bains of East Palo Alto to offer services Project WeHope to the transient/homeless in Menlo Park. The mission of Project WeHope is to help homeless individuals and families, and those at risk, to rebuild their lives. The organization provides emergency homeless shelter, a transitional/supportive housing program, job training, and a mobile hygiene outreach program, Dignity on Wheels
, for San Mateo County and Santa Clara County.
Dignity on Wheels is a mobile hygiene outreach program that provides free showers and laundry service for the homeless living in encampments, rotating shelters, in their vehicles or other temporary spaces where they do not have access to such amenities. Dignity on Wheels offers shower and laundry services to the homeless in several locations in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties.
The City of Menlo Park joins in the efforts to provide essential amenities to assist with the well-being and dignity of persons who need this service. The Menlo Park location will start next week and will be available Wednesday mornings at Alma/Burgess Street, Menlo Park. For more information, see Dignity on Wheels schedule and locations