What is an EDAR?
EDAR (Everyone Deserves A Roof) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides unique mobile shelters to homeless men, women and children.
An EDAR is a four-wheeled unit, based on a cart design that provides security for belongings, privacy and protection from the elements. During the day, the EDAR is a compact portable unit with sturdy wheels and waterproof protection. The steering is maneuverable and there is a brake and locking mechanism which ensures the unit will not move on its own.
At night, the EDAR opens up easily into "night mode" and provides a comfortable sleeping unit. Unfolding the unit allows it to lock in place as the flat metal base extends. The metal base has a removable mattress and fire resistant cover, providing tent-like shelter. The unit is waterproof, windproof and helps protect from the elements. There is a window that provides light, ventilation and a view of the surrounding area. By refolding the unit into "day mode", the EDAR quickly returns to its compact design and can be pushed around as a cart for use during the day.
We currently have units serving homeless individuals in Southern CA, and in the communities of Phoenix, AZ, Denver, CO and Camden, NJ. With the help of our generous supporters we are able to place additional units in Southern California and continue to expand to cities nationwide.