Project Ropa helps restore dignity, rekindle optimism and empower lives by bringing clean clothing and access to other hygiene services directly to our homeless neighbors through impactful local partnerships.
Project Ropa was founded in 2016 by Caitlin Adler to address the challenges that homeless people face in obtaining and keeping clean clothes. Though homelessness is accompanied by many deprivations — from food, to shelter, to safety — one of its greatest indignities comes from the absence of hygiene services.
When you're homeless, it doesn't take long to look that way, and the world and your options in it shrink. Access to hygiene services is a human right yet for many people experiencing homelessness there are often significant barriers to proper hygiene. Most homeless people literally have only the clothes on their backs. Access to clean clothing is essential to the overall well-being of a person and can be the key to opening doors to employment and housing.
We believe everyone deserves to be treated with respect. How you look affects how you feel about yourself and how others treat you. No one should have to wear dirty clothes or clothes that are ill-fitting.
We provide a curated selection of new and gently used high-quality men's and women's clothing, shoes and accessories, along with personal hygiene products -- all donated by local manufacturers, retailers and nonprofit partners -- which we bring to locations throughout the city each week in a retrofitted van that acts as a mobile walk-in closet. At the same time, the people we serve can take a shower offered by another mobile-service provider with whom we work in tandem.
We believe in second chances for people who want to turn their lives around. Our vision is to help break the cycle of homelessness by restoring dignity and creating living-wage job opportunities for people with barriers to employment.
Mobile Street Service
Project Ropa helps restore dignity and empower lives by bringing clean clothing and access to other hygiene services directly to people experiencing homelessness at locations in Downtown Los Angeles, Echo Park and Venice in a retrofitted van that acts as a mobile walk-in closet.SERVICE SCHEDULE »
We employ previously incarcerated individuals and people transitioning out of homelessness to work with our mobile street service and recycling program. We provide living wage salaries and access to ancillary services to help break the cycle of homelessness.
Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.
Our eco-friendly recycling program helps reduce the clothing waste that is going into landfills. All of the donation items we receive are either directly given out to people experiencing homelessness during our Mobile Hygiene Service, redistributed to a partner organization or recycled.LEARN MORE »
Our Office & Mailing Address
1545 Sawtelle Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Our Warehouse Address
12681 W Jefferson Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90066
Donation Drop-off Information
We accept clothing donation drop-offs by appointment only on weekdays between 10am-6pm.
Email us: [email protected]