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HOST Launches Mobile Bathroom Trailer Program


HOST Launches Mobile Bathroom Trailer Program

The City of Santa Rosa and Catholic Charities hosted an event to kick off the Homeless Outreach Services Team (HOST) Program’s mobile bathroom-shower trailer pilot on February 12, 2016 at City Hall. The public is welcome to meet with City officials and Catholic Charities to learn more about the HOST Program and the trailer pilot. 

The Santa Rosa City Council approved a contract in the amount of $502,450 with Catholic Charities for the administration of a City-sponsored pilot HOST program which will run through June 30, 2016, and provides for the purchase and operation of the trailer. HOST is a multi-disciplinary street outreach team that works to engage persons experiencing homelessness into services with the ultimate goal of placing them into housing as part of a national “Housing First” model. The program’s primary service area is downtown Santa Rosa. 

Catholic Charities Mobile Bathroom/Shower Trailer for homeless

The trailer, in addition to providing access to clean showers and bathrooms, will serve as an outreach tool to further HOST’s efforts to engage homeless persons in our community into services.  Catholic Charities will own and operate the trailer which is 16 feet long by 7 feet wide and has two bathroom-shower units.  It will be staffed at all times by Catholic Charities during operation at the following locations:

To the end of May:

Tuesdays, 10am to 1pm: Doyle Community Park

Thursdays, 10am to 1pm: Youth Community Park

To the end of June:

Saturdays, 10am to 1pm: City Hall Parking Lot

Weekly at the Roseland Village

For more information about the HOST program visit the Housing and Community Services webpage: For questions about the HOST program or the mobile bathroom-shower trailer, contact Kelli Kuykendall, Program Specialist, Housing and Community Services, at 707-543-3315 or  To make a referral to the HOST program please call 1-855-707-HOST (4678) or contact