Urban Rest Stop for Ballard?
The Urban Rest Stop is a public health and hygiene facility providing free restrooms, showers, laundry, basic medical care, and other resources for homeless individuals and families. A new location has been proposed for Ballard, where homelessness has become increasingly prevalent, but community concernsÂ have postponed its opening.
This exhibition addresses the concerns by educating Ballard on the URS and its patrons. Then it calls for community action. Visitors can donate any dollar amount to put together a care package to help fund the URS when it is established and to provide toiletries for homeless neighbors in the interim. They can also share their passions and talents to serve the homeless, or simply express their comments or concerns.