Nashville is home to roughly 4,000 homeless men, women and children. Among them is Kenneth, an Army veteran who lives with his service dog in a tent near the Cumberland River.
Although Kenneth has access to food, drinking water and clothing, there is one resource he has gone without for up to seven weeks at a time — a shower. Those who have showers take them for granted, not realizing they are a luxury for people like Kenneth. In fact, fewer than a dozen showerheads are available for Nashville’s homeless population, and many are located far away or do not allow service animals.