Love and bathrooms should never be in short supply.

But with only 24 public toilets across San Francisco (none of which are open 8pm to 7am), our 7,500 houseless neighbors are being forced to use the sidewalk as a bathroom.  

 Take part in the solution.

Providing access to bathrooms for people to maintain their dignity and well-being is an act of love that everyone deserves.


Spread messages of love.

On Nov 19, 2018, a group of volunteers enacted a public performance to spread love and raise awareness about the lack of access to hygiene services in SF, which was featured in the San Francisco Chronicle and more.

To continue the conversation, please download a “you are loved“ poster for your office, gym, favorite coffee shop or community center (worldwide version available here).

city hall

Make your voice heard.

Contact your elected representatives in San Francisco City Hall and let them know that our unhoused neighbors deserve access to hygiene and the dignity that comes with being clean.

Contact San Francisco Mayor London Breed here, and find your District/Supervisor here (contact information is available here).

Click here to get talking points for your email or phone call.

lava mae

Get involved with Lava Mae.

Lava Mae brings mobile toilets, showers and other critical services to the streets – delivered with an unexpected level of care they call Radical Hospitality – to rekindle dignity, unlock opportunity, and restore hope for people experiencing homelessness.

Anyone can get involved with Lava Mae by giving essential supplies like hygiene products, socks, and undergarments, volunteering, or donating.

Meet the people.

These are portraits of Lava Mae guests, volunteers, and employees. Some have experienced daily life without a stable home and some are unhoused now.

Learn the facts. 

From the 2017 San Francisco Point-in-Time Count:

Infographic by  Beth Abrahamson

Infographic by Beth Abrahamson