CINCINNATI — A nonprofit teamed up with Greater Cincinnati Water Works to install a hand-washing station at an Over-the-Rhine church.
Estelle McNair, director of Tamar’s Center, said it’s vital that people experiencing homelessness have access to soap and clean water.
“They come in contact with a lot of people … it’s very hard to maintain a degree of cleanliness,” McNair said. “If we don’t help them, it will really harm us all. We have to all be in this together.”
Tamar’s Center, a branch of Fransican Ministries, has a day program for women experiencing homelessness, but the organization has been serving everyone in the community through the pandemic, McNair said.
McNair said she and her team reached out to Greater Cincinnati Water Works after hearing about the hand-washing station at Our Daily Bread Soup Kitchen & Social Center.
The hand-washing station is located in the courtyard of Philippus United Church of Christ at 106 W. McMicken Ave. and is available for use from 8 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday.
Tamar’s Center is also distributing hand sanitizer and wipes to people experiencing homelessness.