Through a partnership with Houston-based nonprofit Moving Waters, mobile showers and hygiene stations will be available to those in need every Monday at Northwest Assistance Ministries in front of The Harrell Family Opportunity Center.
Moving Waters was founded by Jennifer Park in 2019. Their mission is to improve the quality of life for homeless individuals across the Greater Houston area by providing mobile showers and hygiene stations through partnerships with other assistance organizations.
"By restoring their dignity, we provide hope. In addition to restoring hope, Moving Waters will address the public health crises that exist among our homeless brothers and sisters due to communicable diseases that are easily preventable with simple hygiene practices," Park said.
Moving Waters and NAM also share the same aspiration to positively impact clients by trying to focus on physical, mental, and spiritual wellness; establish attainable goals for health and hygiene; empower clients to take accountability of their own health; and show respect for themselves and others. Moving Waters also aims to be a "catalyst for poverty alleviation by loving addressing the needs of the homeless across the whole person continuum, working toward spiritual and personal enrichment, and reminding communities that each person deserves to have their basic human needs met," Park said.
Moving Waters' mobile shower service distinguishes itself from other organizations that work to meet basic human needs by going to where the homeless find temporary shelter.
“We are excited about this partnership that allows NAM to serve the community in a different way, and lets us continue our mission of providing people with basic human needs," NAM President and CEO Les Cave said.
Those in need can visit Moving Waters' mobile shower and hygiene stations on Mondays at NAM, located at 15555 Kuykendahl Road, Houston from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.