San Fransisco, like many California cities, has a large population that is unhoused and is at high risk for exposure to coronavirus which causes COVID-19. Area shelters are often crowded and unable to create social distancing protocols while accommodating everyone who needs a safe place off of the streets.
In April Bay area District Superintendent Staci Current contacted 9 San Francisco UMC churches and the deacon for community engagement and advocacy together and proposed a major gift of $100,000 to move Hospitality House area shelter residents into a hotel to provide greater protection against contacting the coronavirus. The hotel residents receive wrap around care services as well.
Since the initial donation a local tech company has given $5,000 and three area Tongan churches (Laurel UMC, Shoreview UMC and San Bruno UMC) have come together and given $2,500.
SF Homeless Area Hotel Project team has included a focus on supporting Compass Family Services to assist them in moving families from shelters to area hotels.
The Bay Area SF Homeless Hotel Project continues and needs your support.
Click here to support the SF Homeless Hotel Project
Click here to read the initial article around Bay area support for unhoused at risk people written by Pastor Sadie Stone which appeared in the April 9 Instant Connection.