Once a week, a mobile shower truck from the San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission offers showers to people in Sherman Oaks who are living on the streets or in their cars. The number of people who have no access to a bathroom on a daily basis has increased dramatically over the past two years.
Rob Baskerville of the San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission said the number of homeless in the Valley in the past year has increased from about 7,000 to between 8,000 and 9,000.
The "mobile shower unit" travels to a different Valley neighborhood six days a week. Take a look at its stop in Sherman Oaks in this accompanying video from Sherman Oaks Patch Editor Doug Kriegel.