Our Makeshift Traveler
The name “Makeshift Traveler” derives from the belief that it is a temporary form of aid and will be utilized to connect our organization with individuals who are interested in partaking in Our Transitional Housing Program.
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Want to learn more about the Makeshift Traveler recipients, check out their journey.
“The Makeshift Traveler is not the solution, but is a part of ours”
The Makeshift Traveler not only provides people experiencing homelessness with immediate aid, but it assists our organization in building genuine relationships with individuals interested in our long-term vision regarding our future Transitional Housing Program.
Outer Shell- Tech Unit
This section is highlighted by a solar panel that stores energy within the bag’s battery bank and allows users to charge devices through a USB port. According to UCSF, over 70% of California’s unhoused community use cell phones to stay in touch with loved ones and access critical services. The port also features a USB-C port and includes cables to charge the Makeshift Traveler if a user can access a wall charger. The pack can also charge the radio and flashlight inside the bag.
Outer Shell- Pillow
The outer shell features a variety of additional utilities, creating a completely waterproof and weatherproof backpack. The outer surface of the pack consists of a urethane-coated nylon pillow designed to provide a minimalistic pillow that is protected from the elements of weather, both a comfort and anti-theft feature. The pack includes a double zipper system that provides added security and protection for users and a lock to secure the zippers or the pack.
We believe in centralizing resources to ease the decision-making process for those experiencing homelessness. Each Makeshift Traveler includes an Informational Brochure, listing various partner services ranging from food distribution, shelter, mental health services, substance use programs, wellness, and more! To view the organizations whom we have partnered with to create our Informational Brochure, view Our Partners page.