3rd Annual Women's Empowerment Day

3rd Annual Women's Empowerment Day

On February 24, 2019, we hosted our 3rd spa day for women-identifying survivors of domestic abuse and those experiencing homelessness. Unique for an event geared toward this community - there were no homelessness or domestic violence resources. There were no services that would give recipients cause to self-identify as homeless, survivor, or “at risk”. This event was simply a spa day geared toward helping women feel their best.

Pop Up Medical Clinic in Jacmel, Haiti  

Pop Up Medical Clinic in Jacmel, Haiti  

The hygiene kits are handed to the patient or family upon leaving the clinic. A few staples are soap and menstrual supplies. Soap, for instance, operates in several forms for a family in Haiti and is typically used for bathing and laundry instead of solely for handwashing. Furthermore, particularly in rural areas, access to menstrual management products remain tough to reach and are often neglected. Without a way to access these products, millions of girls and women are prevented from going to school or work.  

Housing for All: Yes on Prop D

Housing for All: Yes on Prop D

The propositions on San Francisco’s ballots can be confusing. There are a lot of misleading ads, sometimes it can be challenging to know the long term impact, and while many people in the community want to vote properly to support our neighbors experiencing homelessness - it can be challenging to know how to do so.

Emily Cohen has dedicated her life to changing the way homelessness is addressed in American cities. She has generously shared a guest-blog post with Simply the Basics to provide information on Proposition D for the June 5th ballot so that you can be better informed to vote in favor of our neighbors in need.

The Difference in the Smiles

The Difference in the Smiles

Oral health has a profound impact on feelings of dignity and is integral to Simply the Basics’ programs. Helping our neighbors feel dignified, in addition to addressing the long list of physical health concerns related to dental and oral health, are why we distribute thousands of new and unused dental hygiene products every month.

Partnered with Project Homeless Connect, we ensure access to dentures and dentists as well. Learn more here!