WRPA 2019 Annual Conference and Tradeshow



Developing a Homeless Shower Program 

Thursday, April 11 | 1:00pm - 2:15pm 

Session Description:

Homelessness continues to be a large concern for our communities and providing a free hot shower is a much-needed service to an individual or family without a home. We’ll take a look at how the City of Seattle and the City of Shoreline have started their free homeless shower programs within their community centers. This session will detail how both programs were started and operate, and the successes and challenges that each program had along the way. 

  • Know how to define perimeters around the shower program (time, date, staffing, security).
  • Learn how to create peace of mind for participants, especially for parents with young children.
  • Gain information on the importance of creating partnerships with non-profits and other organizations to help support programs.


Angie Ramirez, Recreation Supervisor II, City of Shoreline
Daryl Look, Recreation Coordinator, Delridge Community Center with Seattle Parks

About the Speakers:

Angie has worked as a recreation and parks professional for six years and for non-profit organizations for 12 years. Currently, she is a recreation supervisor for the City of Shoreline and most recently worked for the City of Seattle as a community center coordinator for four years. She has a bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of Texas in El Paso and is a Certified Parks and Recreation Professional through NRPA.

Daryl has worked for Seattle Parks and Recreation for 14 years as a recreation leader focusing on teen and youth after-school and summer programming. Currently, Daryl is the recreation coordinator at Delridge Community Center within Seattle Parks. Daryl has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Washington in Seattle. 

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