Current Projects

SSFTX Showers for the People Project

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), a significant amount of disease is preventable through safe access to water and better hygiene practices such as showers.

To promote dignity, healthy hygiene, and infection control, SSFTX is partnering with the Interfaith Welcome Coalition, the City of San Antonio, and the Travis Park Church to provide showers to families in transit. Shower services provide an important opportunity to not only restore dignity but also intersect potential health issues and concerns of women and children.

 
 
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All family members will receive the following at the beginning of each service:


Clean towel and washcloth

1 pair of flip-flops

2 drawstring bag to carry items in

1 hygiene kit containing shampoo, conditioner, lotion, shaving cream, body wash, razor, hair ties, feminine hygiene products, a brush/comb, lip balm.

2 pairs of new underwear & new socks

1 t-shirt & 1 pair of pants

1 bag of toys, coloring pages, crayons for kids

Know-Your-Rights card

 

Shower Volunteer Schedule

Showers will be provided every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday of each week

 
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Tuesdays from 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

All shower volunteers are asked to arrive at 12:00 pm for shower set-up and service will run until 4:00 pm. Clean-up will be from 4:00 pm-5:00 pm.

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Thursdays from 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

All shower volunteers are asked to arrive at 1:30 pm for shower set-up and service will run until 4:30 pm. Clean-up will be from 4:30 pm-5:30 pm.

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Saturdays from 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

All shower volunteers are asked to arrive at 12:00 pm for shower set-up and service will run until 4:00 pm. Clean-up will be from 4:00 pm-5:00 pm.

 
 

Volunteer Application Process

 

ALL shower volunteers are required to perform a criminal background check through our community partners, the Interfaith Welcome Coalition, prior to volunteering. Volunteers must follow the time sensitive protocol to process their background check:

 
 
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IWC VOlunteer application

After filling out the SSFTX online volunteer application, please complete the Interfaith Welcome Coalition’s volunteer form in its entirety.

IMPORTANT! In order for your background check to be processed in a timely manner, please only select “Shower Ministry” activity on application.

 
 
 
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Background Check Payment

Pay the $17.00 suggested donation for background check via IWC website by selecting “General Donation” from the drop-down menu.

Your time and energy are of the upmost importance to us. We do not want this fee to hinder anyone from volunteering with our team. If you require help with this fee, please notify SSFTX.

 
 
 
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Wait for Background Check Results

You will receive a link to the background check via email upon completion of your application. PLEASE BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR THIS LINK.

You will receive email notification once your background check is processed and cleared.

 
 
 
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Final Decision

After all application materials have been submitted, INCLUDING background check results, a final decision on volunteer status will be made after careful review by the community partners, including SSFTX.

 
 
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Other Ways to Help

 
 
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Donate via Amazon Wish list

Access our wish list to purchase items for our migrant families:

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Monetary Donations

Monetary donations will be used to purchase necessities: