ANNOUNCING THE MOBILE CHANGING UNIT
Mobile Changing Unit (MCU)
The MCU is the first attendant run, mobile, self-contained, and environmentally controlled changing and toileting facility in the United States.
Why is it needed?
There are 232,627 individuals within San Antonio with one or more disabilities. Of these people, there are roughly 117,000 who struggle with living on their own or taking care of themselves on a day-to-day basis. Many of these individuals see lack of appropriate changing and toileting facilities as a significant barrier hindering them from community experiences.
Accessible toilets do not provide these individuals with the room or equipment needed, requiring them to be physically lifted onto toilets or changed on bathroom floors, backseats of cars, or even the hot pavement. These ill-equipped and unsanitary environments can lead to injury or infection. These risks lead to decisions of non-participation.
By offering our disabled community access to the MCU, we have the ability to open up new experiences to you and/or your loved ones to participate and enjoy events and venues not previously available. Imagine this barrier being removed and attending your first Concert, Play, Rodeo, Festival or Museum. That is precisely why we developed the MCU!
What is it?
The Mobile Changing Unit (MCU) program features a 20 foot trailer with changing and toileting facilities to meet the needs of those with ambulatory disabilities or who require additional changing and toileting assistance. The MCU includes:
At which Events can I find the MCU?
The MCU Event schedule is above on the right side of the page. Bookmark this page and check back often as we are actively adding events as the MCU gets booked.
How can I get the MCU at my event?
Through hiring the MCU for your event you will provide the ability for a level of inclusion not seen anywhere in the United States at this time. All you need is a space for a 24-foot trailer and access for those who require the use of the MCU to the unit and back into your event.
You can be a part of creating new experiences and changing lives.
The MCU facility is ideal for public events large and small; from sports fixtures to family days out and from music concerts to charity events. We are a perfect addition to your venue and also ideal for private functions.
An attendant is on-hand throughout the event. Our friendly attendant delivers the unit, sets it up and remains with it on-site to supervise its use, keep it clean and ensure a hassle-free experience for users and hirers.
Contact the Programs Group for more information:
Phone: (210) 343-2462
Video: Why the Mobile Changing Unit is Critical for the Disabled Community
2023 Mobile Changing Unit Event / Location Schedule
A special thank you to our MCU founding donors!