Hygiene truck mobile

Haven of Hope on Wheels to launch shower, laundry services in June

Haven of Hope on Wheels will offer free showers and laundry services to homeless individ-uals with its first mobile hygiene unit starting June 14 at the Open Door Church in Oroville.

The nonprofit was launched about a year ago by Oroville Southside Community Improvement Association CEO Kevin Thompson (pictured) and his management team.

Thompson anticipates providing a minimum of 36 showers and 40 laundry loads per day. The goal is to secure two additional mobile units to expand countywide, and to open a resource center later this year to offer counseling, case management, life skills courses and job training.

“This is the most basic right that any individual has,” Thompson said. “We’re going to work hard to support and service as many [people] as we can.”