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 – 183 & McNiel Rd 9:30am-1:30pm
Tuesday – 183 & Burnet Rd 9:30am-1:30pm

Wednesday – Airport and IH35 (across the street from CommUnity Care) 9:30am-1:30pm
Thursday – Riverside and Pleasant Valley 9:30am-1:30pm
Friday – Slaughter Creek 9:30am-1:30pm

 We also have other stationary shower trailers around the city that operate at the following locations and times: