WASH in Schools Program
To achieve our goal of improving global health, we take the lead on identifying vulnerable/at-risk communities and then work with community leaders to design outcome-based soap access and hygiene education programs that lead to long-term behavior change and locally-sustainable results. We operate these ongoing education programs in schools, maternal health centers, and community clinics.
We don’t just work in international communities – we also serve vulnerable populations in the communities where we work as well. We operate local hygiene education programs in schools, provide hygiene supplies to local homeless shelters and food pantries, and respond to local emergency situations as well. In addition, we pioneered a Mobile Hygiene Unit concept, which provides a mobile shower truck serving vulnerable populations and disaster victims with access to showers, hygiene supplies, and case management referrals.
WASH Education Program
Emergency Relief & Humanitarian Aid Program
When natural disasters and humanitarian crises strike, Clean the World Foundation responds by making sure people have access to hygiene supplies to help mitigate the damage to public health. When people are displaced or living in shelters, it is easier for diseases to spread from person to person. After an emergency, Clean the World Foundation assesses the need and works to respond quickly in order to provide relief to families in their hour of need. We identify nonprofit partners on the ground to help distribute lifesaving supplies to those who have been displaced or affected by these tragedies. Our goal is to make sure that everyone has adequate hygiene supplies to prevent the spread of disease.
Emergency Relief Program
MOBILE HYGIENE UNIT
Mobile Hygiene Unit Program
Homeless populations are among those most at risk for developing hygiene related illnesses. Since many do not have access to medical care, they also risk transmitting infectious diseases, in addition to contracting diarrheal and respiratory infections that can become chronic without treatment. Daily hygiene habits play a crucial role in not only keeping them clean but also preventing the spread of disease from person to person. In our experience we have found that many those who are homeless can go days, weeks, and even months without taking a shower, simply because they cannot get basic hygiene supplies like soap and have no access to running water. At Clean the World Foundation, we believe everyone deserves to feel the basic comfort and dignity of cleanliness.
Clean the World Foundation along with Las Vegas Sands have launched the Fresh Start Mobile Showers to help address the hygiene needs of the homeless, and those considered low income, while also helping them connect with homeless service organizations that can help them get a “Fresh Start.” The mobile hygiene unit can provide up to 250 showers per week, and up to 10,000 showers annually. The unit serves as an entry point for homeless individuals to help connect them to critical resources that will put them on the path to self-sufficiency. We work with organizations like Nevada Homeless Alliance, CARE Complex, WestCare, and Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth, to connect these individuals with emergency shelter, clothes, in addition to case management services like housing help, mental health services, and job placement.
Fresh Start WASH & Wellness