Over the past year, the CD 9 Mobile Pit Stop has been providing a clean, safe and secure place for our homeless community to use the restroom and wash their hands, helping to prevent the spread of Hepatitis A. As part of continuous efforts to support Los Angeles' most vulnerable population, the program expanded this week with the addition of a second facility in District 9 along Broadway.
"With the growing number of Hepatitis A cases, it is of the utmost importance for the City of Los Angeles and my District to develop immediate solutions to alleviate some of the stresses our homeless Angelenos are facing day in and day out," said Councilman Curren Price.
Since the inception of the 38th Street and Grand Avenue location, there have been an average of 950 visits a month, with this past year resulting in more than 11,000 uses of the facility. With a full time attendant on duty, homeless individuals are able to utilize the toilet, wash their hands and obtain hygiene kits. Each hygiene kit includes a toothbrush, tooth paste, deodorant wipes, a bar of soap, a wash cloth, a nail file and feminine hygiene products for the ladies. They are also provided with pet waste disposal bags, small and large trash bags.
For information about other local efforts to help homeless individuals and families, please call Councilman Price's Constituent Service Center at (323) 846-2651.