Mobile shower for St. Cloud area homeless offers soap, water, dignity


Jason Jaques and Nancy Dyson stand next to their mobile shower van they will operate as part of their nonprofit, Neighbors to Friends, during an interview Saturday, May 18, 2019, in Sauk Rapids, Minn. (Dave Schwarz/The St. Cloud Times via AP)

For some people in the St. Cloud area, getting to shower now means more than feeling clean. It's also about respect and a sense of dignity.

"Shower the People" is the latest outreach by a Sauk Rapids couple who have been touring around for the past few weeks with a retrofitted 15-passenger van where homeless men and women can grab a bar of soap and shampoo, and in total privacy wash away the dirt and sweat that comes with living on the street.


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