LifeMoves | Hotel de Zink is an emergency program that alternates locations through congregations in Palo Alto and surrounding neighborhoods. The program is hosted at a different church each month, where volunteers set up nightly beds and serve home-cooked meals for homeless adults who would otherwise be forced to sleep in cars or on the streets.
LifeMoves | Hotel de Zink program is a unique and effective collaboration between LifeMoves, faith-based communities, and local volunteers. The shelter program was established in 1989 by Urban Ministries of Palo Alto, which merged with LifeMoves in 2002 and continued the agency’s legacy of serving homeless and low-income individuals in the Mid-Peninsula.
Clients may stay at LifeMoves | Hotel de Zink for up to 90 days, which provides them with stability, safety, and a team of experienced staff working to help them become self-sufficient. Clients are expected to meet weekly with their case manager to work on individually tailored goals, such as employment, housing, education, and mental health.
January: Trinity Lutheran Church, 1295 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto
February: Wesley Methodist Church, 463 College Avenue, Palo
March: First Congregational Church, 1985 Lewis Road, Palo Alto
April: Church of Christ, 3373 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto
May: St. Mark’s Episcopal, 600 Colorado Avenue, Palo Alto
June: First Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto
July: First Presbyterian Church, 1140 Cowper Street, Palo Alto
August: Christian Reformed Church, 687 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto
September: Unitarian Church, 505 E. Charleston Road, Palo Alto
October: All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 555 Waverley Street, Palo Alto
November: Menlo Church, 950 Santa Cruz Avenue, Menlo Park
December: Friends Meeting, 957 Colorado Avenue, Palo Alto
To access Hotel de Zink, clients visit the LifeMoves | Opportunity Services Center to meet in-person with a case manager.