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
  • 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 – Airport and IH35 (across the street from CommUnity Care) 9:30am-1:30pm

Tuesday – 7th and IH35 9:30am-1:30pm

Wednesday – Hwy 71 and Burleson Rd 9:30am-1:30pm

Thursday – 7th and IH35 9:30am-1:30pm

Friday – Slaughter Creek 9:30am-1:30pm

We also have other stationary shower trailers operating at the following locations:

**DOWNTOWN shower trailer temporarily closed. Box of Rain will be at the 7th/IH35 location Tuesdays and Thursdays 9.30am-1.30pm**

Sunrise Church (Ben White and Menchaca) 8:00AM-11:30AM Monday – Friday

Esperanza Community (780 Hwy 183 S) 7AM-7PM Monday – Sunday