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News - March 23, 2012

Stanford students' dream of women's shelter now a reality

Rotating shelter offers hope of jobs, permanent homes

by Sue Dremann

For a dozen homeless women staying at the new Hotel de Zink Women's Shelter, sleeping at night now feels much safer.

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Posted by Chuck, a resident of Downtown North
on Mar 22, 2012 at 11:38 am

It's always heartening to read a "positive" story. Kudo's to the Stanford students, donors, churches, and volunteers that make this possible.

Posted by AMRW, a resident of another community
on Mar 22, 2012 at 11:40 am

I'm confused by the last line "The Hotel de Zink Women's Shelter scheduled to end in April." The shelter seems like it's doing a lot of good and it's unfortunate if it has to end in April.

Posted by jardins, a resident of Midtown
on Mar 22, 2012 at 12:35 pm

I agree with the latest post--how sad that this should come to an end. Great that the P.A. Weekly has run this story--how about it donates space in its printed newspaper for an ad that solicits funds from the public?

Posted by Mary, a resident of Midtown
on Mar 22, 2012 at 5:52 pm

Kudos to the Stanford students and especially to All Saints Episcopal who stepped up early when the women could not go to Menlo Park Pres. and who continued later than planned until PBC got their permit. It turned out to be a very positive experience for all inviolved: women and church members.

Posted by Jeff, a resident of Mountain View
on Mar 31, 2012 at 10:59 am

I believe Hotel De Zink is going to move to a different church.

Posted by Ricardo Pinho, a resident of University South
on May 15, 2012 at 1:10 am

The Hotel de Zink Women's Shelter closed it's doors on the morning of Apr 29th. The students and volunteers of Night Outreach would like to thank everyone involved. Like us at Web Link, follow us on Web Link or email us at