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Skid Row ReFresh Spot Provides Showers and Toilets to Homeless People

In 2017, a report found that there were only nine public toilets accessible to the thousands of homeless people living in Los Angele’s Skid Row.

Run by Homeless Health Care Los Angeles, The ReFresh Spot is a community-driven project that provides the Skid Row community access to a restroom, shower, and laundry facility with supportive services, such as referrals to other homeless services providers in the area and phone charging.

Homeless people can access the ReFresh Spot any time day or night.

For more information about the ReFresh Spot and Homeless Halth Care Los Angeles, please visit

Special thanks to Hanes for sponsoring the production of this video

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