These last months have been filled with challenges and uncertainty – and hope. We are doing all we can to sustain services for our community and our most vulnerable neighbors. While a lot of uncertainty remains, we know that we need to be ready to adapt fast to our changing reality. Having you with us helps – a lot.

The emergency shelter has adjusted services within this new climate by operating with day services, seven days a week for our overnight clients to have a way to shelter in place. Beds have been moved into the dining room for distancing, and barriers have been installed between beds in the men’s and women’s dorms. All new clients must be thoroughly screened and possibly quarantined before entry.

We received generous support from the Yolo Community Foundation COVID-19 Relief Fund who granted $20,000 for equipment such as handwashing and sanitation stations, and supplies and equipment for pandemic needs. We are grateful to the Foundation for this support. We are also thankful for the Travis Credit Union Foundation inviting us to participate in their COVID Relief fundraiser. Your support of Fourth & Hope can have twice the impact by donating to us through the TCU Foundation as every dollar donated is matched – up to $20,000. Since we had to cancel Empty Bowls, this fundraiser comes just in time to cover that gap!

The City of Woodland is building a new emergency homeless shelter at E. Beamer and County Road 102. The finished site will have a permanent building and four modular trailers and is expected to be completed in late fall. This location will ultimately be owned by Friends of the Mission with Fourth & Hope beginning to offer homeless services at that location soon after the construction is completed.

Thank you for being with us as we navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic and move to a larger location. Your support of this work is a daily inspiration.

We are grateful for you and our community of hope. You make this work possible.

Stay safe and well,
Doug Zeck
Executive Director


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