Vision & Mission of Hygiene4All
HYGIENE4ALL Envisions and advocates for a city built for the dignity of all its residents: A Community that engages, elevates, and protects from violence all of its residents, regardless of identity or status -- whether Black, brown, Indigenous, 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 offering showers, bathrooms, first aid, a clothing and bedding exchange, and sanitation related to waste management run and led by houseless residents trained in disrupting racist, sexist, and anti-LGBTQ+ harm, de-escalation, and trauma informed care. Our Hub, staff, and volunteers model and advocate public health-centered solutions that provide more equitable access to life sustaining water, sewer, and waste management services to those living outside.
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 Shower Trailer
A Bedding & Clothing Exchange
Trash & Recycling Pick-up
Trauma-Informed First Aid & Community De-escalation
Our Hub offers unsheltered neighbors low barrier jobs, as well as leadership and problem-solving opportunities. Hygiene4All centers and emphasizes the self-determination, knowledge, and ingenuity of historically marginalized communities. Through houseless led partnerships with area businesses, housed neighbors, and policymakers, we additionally connect those living outside to Portland's robust civic life and organizations.