Hamlin Grade 8 students participated in the very first women-centered Pop Up Care Village in San Francisco’s Mission District.
Lava Mae’s Mission:
Through our Mobile Hygiene Service, Pop-Up Care Villages and buildIt toolkit, Lava Mae brings critical services to the streets, delivered with Radical Hospitality, to restore dignity, rekindle optimism, and fuel a sense of opportunity. Our audacious goal is to unleash a Radical Hospitality Revolution around the world.
Hamlin has had an ongoing partnership with Lava Mae for a year now. Usually Lava Mae hosts their Pop Up Care Villages outdoors near the Civic Center, serving both men and women, many who are experiencing homelessness. The Mission-based event focused on supporting women, many of whom were housed but struggling financially.
The event took place on September 20, from 2pm-6pm in The Women’s Building and had a wide array of offerings including:
Immigration Consultations, Civil Legal Advice, Calfresh Screening, Food Distribution, Somatic Wellness Movement, Live Classical Music, Medical Consulting, Information Table About Women’s Cancer, Massage, Acupuncture, Relaxation Therapy, Free Clothing, Manicures, Haircuts, and Hair Coloring
Hamlin students gave manicures, distributed clothes, and helped check people in.
One Hamlin student shared:
I spent most of the time giving women manicures. Sometimes is it the small things, the little things that people most appreciate.
For more information about Lava Mae, please visit: http://lavamae.org/