Since 2016 Albany’s Diverse Housing Working Group (DHWG) has been operating a program that provides free showers to people experiencing homelessness in the area. A dedicated team of volunteers who operate and supervise the program is supported by the Albany Community Foundation, as well as local businesses and other organizations. The ACF provides funding to pay for the cost of the actual showers. The Albany School District makes their showers and facility available for the program. Solano Cleaning Center cleans the towels, volunteers from St. Alban’s Church get together and make sandwiches, and other organizations provide odds and ends that are provided the guests who come to use the showers.
This is a truly inspiring example of a community coming together to help its members, and the ACF is proud to be a part of it.