Pop Up Care Villages operate the last Tuesday of every month at a different location around San Francisco and Oakland. Every Pop-up includes 15 to 21 different services, ranging from hot coffee and free haircuts to legal resources and employment support. Taking over an entire city block, the villages serve an average of 300 to 400 people each month and require the work of 50 to 75 volunteers.
The Villages were started by Doneice Sandoval In 2013 when she began working to convert the city's retired diesel buses into mobile shower facilities. Her nonprofit Lava Mae has grown into a multi-city operation offering free showers to those who need them in San Francisco, Oakland, and Los Angeles.
For more information about Lava Mae go to https://lavamae.org/ For more information about how to volunteer for the Pop Up Villages or Lavamae go to Lavamae Get Involved.