BOX OF Rain

What It Is

The Box of Rain (BoR) is a mobile hygiene clinic that delivers essential services directly to Austin’s homeless population. Conceived as a response to the COVID-19 outbreak, BoR promotes social distancing and reduces travel in the homeless community by delivering services outdoors and to many locations throughout the city. As many regular resources are slowing down or grinding to a halt, BoR meets the growing needs of our friends experiencing homelessness by delivering the following resources:

  • showers/toilets
  • hygiene/first-aid supplies
  • clothes
  • food

The BoR also continues to apply TOOF’s proven Workforce First employment model: It is run by a team of people experiencing homelessness who are paid $15/hr to oversee and execute operations.

The Box of Rain runs on the following schedule:

Monday – Sunrise Church (Menchaca and Ben White) 8am-1pm
Tuesday – 183 & Burnet Rd 9am-2pm
Wednesday – 183 & Cameron Ln 9am-2pm
Thursday – Springdale and Pleasant Valley
Friday – Pack Saddle Pass & 71 9am-2pm

 

We have another trailer that goes out to University United Methodist Church Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday 8am-1pm.

We also run a stationary shower trailer downtown that is open Mon-Fri, 8am – 1pm, as well as one at the state sanctioned encampment on Hwy 183 that is open daily from 9am-2pm.