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.
This year, a maximum of 15 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 Kohlstedt Hall space and the corridor space on the lower floor for sleeping, and Kohlstedt Hall itself for eating, much as in the past. 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 16 people (including one HdZ staff member) 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.
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!