ASHLAND, Ore. — The Ashland Community Resource Center has been operating for more than 4 years assisting those facing poverty in the Ashland community.
The organization just got a new building on February 11, and have been using it as a base to give people tools to better their situation. Now, they are working to finish the final details to open a shower trailer that will be available to the public.
The trailer includes two full private showers, 2 sets of laundry facilities, and 4 full sinks and mirrors.
The trailer will be available twice a week beginning April 22, at the First United Methodist Church on Tuesdays and outside the food bank of Thursday.
Daniel Corcoran is homeless, and said he visits the resource center when he is in Ashland. He said the new showers are a necessity for the homeless community.
“We like to shower, we just don’t get a chance to because people aren’t that inviting. It’s going to be good for people’s health, it’s going to be good for people’s morale, it’s going to be good for people’s lives in general,” said Corcoran.
Some of the other services offered by the resource center include help with housing, job searches, and medical assistance.
For information on how to get involved or to volunteer at the resource center, contact Regina Ayars at 541-631-2235.