LAS VEGAS (AP) — A private and public partnership has expanded a Las Vegas program providing mobile shower trailers for homeless people through the Clean the World nonprofit, officials said.
Clark County, Caesars Entertainment and the Caesars Foundation announced a three-year commitment Monday to split what Clean the World founder and CEO Shawn Seipler said is about a $250,000-a-year cost.
Trailers offer four individual shower stalls with a toilet and sink, and users are provided hygiene kits including soap, shampoo, toothbrush and toothpaste. One stall is compliant with disability accessibility requirements. Visits usually last 20 to 30 minutes.
Clean the World trailers have made the rounds in southern Nevada since 2017, providing some 28,000 showers and 30,000 hygiene kits, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.
Trailers typically park for about four hours at nonprofit service centers in and around the city.
Seipler said shower users might also seek help with job placement, drug rehabilitation, mental health care or legal issues.
“As folks come to us to shower on a regular basis, they start to build relationships with those that are there,” he said.
Partner agencies sometimes also offer health screenings, vaccinations for hepatitis and COVID-19, and other services.