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Mobile Shower Service to Continue at Marinship Park

Post Date:06/14/2019 4:15 PM

At its meeting on Tuesday, June 11, the City Council approved a resolution to continue offering mobile shower service on two mornings per week at Marinship Park. The service is provided by Downtown Streets Team, whose staff also provides shower users with information about housing and employment services and other forms of assistance.

In the staff report recommending the extension of the program that began in December 2018, the Sausalito Police Department cited the following statistics:
  • Beneficiaries of the program have taken 581 showers
  • The vast majority of people who have used the mobile showers are from the Sausalito community and live on boats on Richardson Bay, in vehicles, or on the street
  • 29 shower users have been newly entered into the county's Homeless Management Information System (HMIS)
  • 46 shower users have been assessed using the county's vulnerability index service prioritization decision assistance tool (VI-SPDAT)
  • Approximately 50% of boat-dwellers who have used the mobile showers have expressed interest in getting into permanent housing
  • Approximately 75% of those living on land who have used the mobile showers have expressed interest in getting into permanent housing
  • The police department has received zero calls for service related to the mobile shower program
  • The police department reports no increase in the overall number of calls for service at Marinship Park
Any questions about the mobile shower service in Sausalito may be directed to Lt. Bill Fraass at (415) 289-4170 or bfraass@sausalito.gov. The current schedule for mobile showers at Marinship Park is Tuesdays and Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

READ THE JUNE 11 STAFF REPORT ON MOBILE SHOWERS
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE MOBILE SHOWER PROGRAM
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