Last year the City of Fremont, City of Newark, and several community partners developed the CleanStart Mobile Hygiene Program to provide much-needed shower and laundry services to homeless community members. The CleanStart program launched on September 16, 2019 and within the first three months of service, the program helped 219 individuals, washed 456 loads of laundry, and provided 596 showers.
The program is available at four sites throughout Fremont and Newark. In addition to shower and laundry services, participants are provided access to clothing donations, hygiene kits, and cold weather gear. The Fremont volunteer community has embraced the CleanStart program by not only providing direct volunteer hours at service sites, but also setting up auxiliary services around the program such as clothing mending and haircuts.
For more information about the CleanStart program including the schedule of services visit our webpage.