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The region’s homeless have been given a helping hand, with Unitywater providing a mobile hot shower to the Pomona Community House to help improve health, dignity and quality of life.
The shower was originally taken to the Maroochy Neighbourhood Centre but as the centre already has a shower at its Cotton Tree base, the shower was taken to the Pomona Community House where there is an identified need.
Unitywater community relations specialist Kate Cash said unfortunately homelessness was a real issue throughout the region.
“We know this won’t eradicate the problem, but it will go some way to improving the health and comfort of people experiencing homelessness,” she said. “This is part of our broader commitment to support our community.”
Pomona Community House community engagement co-ordinator Kathryn Shewring said a warm shower made a real difference to those doing it tough.
“Not having access to facilities for washing and showering is one of the toughest things for people experiencing homelessness to deal with,” Ms Shewring said.
“Just being able to have somewhere to go where you can freshen up at no cost makes a huge difference. Pomona is a great little community and we’d like to thank Unitywater and Maroochy Neighbourhood Centre for making the shower available in our community.”
Ms Shewring said those looking to use the shower simply had to ask.
“Just come in and ask – we have towels and toiletries available,” she said.
The mobile shower will be available from Monday to Friday between 9-4pm at the Community House at 1 Memorial Avenue, Pomona and again on Saturday from 9-12noon at the Options 4 U Op Shop, located below the Community House.

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