Homeless Students Can Now Shower, Do Laundry at Abraxas High School in Poway
Around 14% of students at the Abraxas continuation high school in Poway don’t have a stable, designated home. That can mean difficulty finding a place to sleep sometimes, let alone a place to shower and get ready for school.
Thanks to a $25,000 grant from San Diego County, these students will soon have a shower and laundry facilities for use on school grounds.
In a request for the grant, Poway Unified’s associate superintendent Ron Little wrote: “Providing access to convenient shower and laundry options will allow these students to address consistently their basic personal needs while maintaining their privacy and dignity.”
The grant comes from the San Diego County Neighborhood Reinvestment Program and was secured, in part, through the efforts of Supervisor Kristin Gaspar, said Abraxas Principal Alain Henry.