Did you know that 67% of homeless community members have a preventable health condition? Without the resources that many people take for granted – like access to a sink – people living on the streets develop health issues. Things like dental issues, skin conditions, foot pain, and hypothermia, which can all prevent keeping a job or finding housing, and can lead to long-term health problems.
Simply the Basics takes hygiene seriously. Simply the Basics partners with BACS and other organizations to provide hygiene kits – including things like feminine hygiene products, toothpaste and toothbrushes, razors, shampoo and conditioner, deodorant, and more.
BACS is doing whatever it takes to end homelessness – and helps thousands of people each year. Simply the Basics helps BACS preserve the health and dignity of our participants. In the last two and a half years, Simply the Basics has donated 2,600 hygiene kits, 8,900 feminine hygiene products, and 650 detergent packets for laundry.
Thank you to our partner, Simply the Basics, for helping us focus on finding housing while promoting health and wellness!