Pop-Up Care Village is a program initiated and run by non-profit Lava Mae, in collaboration with SITELAB urban studio. In response to the shortage of shower facilities for individuals experiencing homelessness, Lava Mae retrofitted decommissioned public buses into mobile showers to provide hygiene services throughout the city. The collaboration between Lava Mae and SITELAB resulted in “Pop-up Care Village” (PUCV) – a “twist” on food truck festivals, wherein multiple homeless service stations are gathered to take over a public space for one day every month. Rooted in the foundation of radical hospitality, services are curated with specific attention to the needs of the participating guests, coupled with a focus to uplift spirits and create positive experiences. Services include food, clothing, hygiene, legal, job training, arts, music, and bookmobiles. The team gathers feedback during each PUCV, creating an iterative model of evolving programs and operations over time. The design of the PUCV converts the everyday sidewalk into a place to welcome people and offer access to services. The layout was driven by designing for dignity and creating identity, while being simple and resourceful. This was achieved through marking the “site” with visual cues, unified branding and delineated zones that are welcoming and encourage participation. The layout ensures that the PUCV is integrated with its context, creates dialogue with curious passersby, and makes the challenges of homelessness visible and actionable. The team created an open-source model for mobile hygiene in 2017 and is currently analyzing metrics from the pilot program to launch an open-source model for PUCV.