Menlo Park Campus, Garden Court**
Serve our homeless guests while they are with us at MPPC during the month of November. This is a wonderful serving opportunity for individuals, families, and groups.
Hotel de Zink is a homeless shelter program run by InnVision Shelter Network. Named after a Palo Alto police officer who opened up the police station on cold, rainy nights during the Great Depression to let people come in and sleep, it rotates between 12 area churches, each housing 12-17 people for one month.
Clients arrive each evening between 7:30-9 p.m. to have dinner and sleep at the church. They are expected to participate in chores prior to leaving the church grounds at 7 a.m. each morning. Dinner is provided each night by members of the host church. Supplies for a cold breakfast and lunch are also provided by church members.
More Information About Hotel de Zink
Clients enter Hotel de Zink through InnVision's Drop-In Center where they are screened prior to being admitted for a maximum of 90 days. Clients participating in Hotel de Zink are assigned a case manager with whom they are required to meet every week to develop and work on some short and long term goals. These goals vary from person to person, but usually revolve around finding housing, work and addressing health needs. People come to Hotel de Zink from all walks of life and all have different stories as to how they found themselves in their current situation.
MPPC's participation in Hotel de Zink is managed by our Hearts for Homeless ministry team. If you would like to help our team coordinate on-site logistics and oversee volunteers for Hotel de Zink, please contact Gary Malinverno, 650.368.6005.
**Note: Hotel de Zink will move to the D-Building basement for three nights November 21-23 during our annual Global Gift Fair in Fellowship Hall and Garden Court.
Contact: Gary Malinverno, 650.368.6005