Last month, we kicked off our Hub Studio tour at IKEA and we’re thrilled to announce our next stop, Crosstown Concourse! The Hub Studio is our latest innovative solution for emergency shelter and transitional housing for those experiencing homelessness. These free-standing units are the ideal place for guests who aren’t able to access traditional types of shelters, but need a safe place to stay while our team works with them to find a permanent place of their own.

In addition to the existing Hub Studios on our main campus at 590 Washington Ave, we are planning Hub Village, a community-based response to ending homelessness. This satellite community will include 10 Studios and 10 Cottages (larger units for families) as well as shared dining and program spaces. Stop by and see the Studio demo for yourself and learn more about our exciting plans for Hub Village!

During the month of May, we’ll be out on the Crosstown Plaza every Friday afternoon 4:00-6:00PM with a series of fun and educational activities. Join us at one (or more!) of the following events:


Opening Reception + Dance Party
Friday 5/3 4:00-6:00PM
Help us welcome the Studio to Crosstown with a line dancing party led by our Hub Hotel guests! Our Executive Director, Kelcey Johnson, will speak at 5:00PM to introduce the Hub Studio and share our plans for Hub Village.

A Picture of Home: Chalk Drawing Competition
Friday 5/10 4:00-6:00PM
Join us for a short conversation about the complexities of chronic homelessness and the Hub’s work with encampments, then flex your creativity by creating a chalk drawing of what “home” means to you. Guest judge Frances Berry Moreno will choose a winner to receive an IKEA gift card!

Pilates on the Plaza
Friday 5/17 4:00-6:00PM
At the Hub, we provide regular programming that support our guest’s physical and mental health, including mindful movement. Join us for a conversation about trauma and healing, followed by a 50-minute Pilates class starting at 4:30pm. Suggested donation $25. Registration required here.

Designing for Healing
Friday 5/24 4:00-6:00PM
Learn about how the Hub intentionally designs spaces that promote safety, wellbeing, and healing for our guests and staff, followed by a sound bath healing experience. Suggested donation $25. Registration required here.

Hub Day at Crosstown
Friday 5/31 4:00-6:00PM
Our tour at Crosstown will culminate in Hub Day, a day to celebrate the ways the Crosstown community supports our homeless neighbors and to raise funds for the Hub’s critical work. Join us on the Plaza for music and refreshments!