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Hygiene Station Pilot Program

This year, our houseless neighbors have faced an additional barrier, COVID-19, which has limited sheltering space, created additional barriers to employment and changed the way the City responds to encampments, in accordance with COVID-19 recommendations by the CDC to not disperse existing encampments. 

The Center for Disease Control recommendation to not disperse encampments means that the City must take measures to mitigate the health and safety concerns they create for people living in and around them, as we recognize that not all people will choose to accept available shelter.


For this reason, we are partnering with a private property owner to establish a hygiene station at South 8th and Yakima Street as a 30 day pilot program from March 5 through April 7, 2021.


Pilot program services include:

  • Portable toilet facilities
  • Handwashing stations
  • Dumpsters and supplies for collecting trash
  • On-site evening security from 6pm-6am daily 
  • Routine day time monitoring

Contact Us

Please report any concerns or misuse to the hygiene station's contracted service provider, 1-800-Junk, at (253) 250-1766.


To get involved in supporting our unsheltered community members email us or call (253) 591-5000.