Hotel de Zink is coming to our church again in June. Hotel de Zink provides emergency shelter, food, and case management for homeless adults in Palo Alto who want to become self-sufficient. The program is run by LifeMoves and is unique in being housed in local churches, a different church each month.
Typically, 15 to 18 clients are in the program at any time as clients take jobs and new clients take their place. Thus, the program provides them with stability, safety, and a team of experienced LifeMoves staff working to help them become self-sufficient. Our church has participated in the Hotel de Zink program for several decades.
The shelter-in-place plan is to use Kohlsted Hall space and the corridor space on the lower floor for sleeping, and Kohlsted Hall itself for eating, much as in the past. We would meet the requirements of the Santa Clara BOH: (a) maintaining at least 6 feet separation at all times by all staff and guests, and (b) HdZ staff members wearing masks and gloves at all times. Guests are also to be encouraged to wear masks. In addition, tables and other articles in the area would be cleaned by the staff using “hospital-grade” materials upon arrival and before departure each day.
As we have done each year, we ask your help by providing the meals each evening. You would simply deliver the meal for 18 people at the rear (parking lot) door of our building, and the LifeMoves staff will take it from there. You can also have food delivered directly from a restaurant.
Local restaurants offering catering for large groups:
Please wear a face-covering and gloves when delivering, and please take advantage of restaurant deliveries if you are concerned that you would be at-risk!
Thanks in advance for your participation in this unique local program,
Chuck Hebel, Hotel de Zink FUMCPA Liaison