Stephanie, a domestic violence survivor, was living in her car when she heard about Bayaud’s mobile laundry truck. “It was the best thing ever! I got to know folks at the laundry and get my clothes washed.” The mobile service vehicles are part of Bayaud’s low barrier services that operate at a variety of locations around the Denver Metro area. They provide FREE shower and laundry services to community members who are unhoused.
For Stephanie, clean laundry was just the first step in her journey with Bayaud. She enrolled in Bayaud’s Adams County DayWorks 10-week program and then started working part-time for Bayaud in temporary shelters.
Now Stephanie is a Field Lead with one of the laundry trucks. “I love being out in the field getting to know the people. I can relate to what they’re going through, and I can help them. I listen to them and can even refer them to the DayWorks programs.”
Stephanie’s story doesn’t stop there. As a result of the support she’s received through Bayuad, and its collaboration with nonprofit partnerships, Bayaud Navigators helped her to secure a tiny home residence. And now she’s been approved for permanent housing in Denver.
We are proud of Stephanie’s success on her road to self-sufficiency that achieves Bayaud’s mission to create Hope, Opportunity, and Choice, with work as the means through which people can more fully participate in the mainstream of life.