Vision & Mission of Hygiene4All
Hygiene4All advocates for a city built for the dignity of all its residents: A city that engages, elevates, and protects from violence all of its residents, regardless of identity or status -- whether black, brown, or white -- and ensures each of our neighbors an equal, democratic voice in local governance and equitable access to the basic public resources required for human dignity.
Hygiene4All works to fulfill this vision by building programs and advocating for policies and solutions that ensure more equitable access to life sustaining water, sewer, and waste management services. Hygiene4All meets these goals by centering and emphasizing the self-determination, knowledge, and ingenuity of historically marginalized communities.
What is the Hygiene Hospitality Hub
Portland's unsheltered residents are routinely denied access to hygiene, sanitation, & safety services. Hygine4All's hygiene hub addresses these inequities by providing a safe, dignified place where all Portlanders may access:
2 ADA Toilets & a Washing Station
A Bedding & Clothing Exchange
Trash & Recycling Pick-up
Trauma-Informed First Aid & Community Deescalation
Our hub is designed, led, and run by members of the houseless community. This offers our unsheltered neighbors low barrier jobs, as well as leadership, and problem-solving opportunities. Through houseless led advocacy, outreach, and educational programming we additionally connect those living outside to Portland's businesses, neighborhoods, and policymakers.