The Greater Richmond Interfaith Program (GRIP) has expanded its homeless services amid the COVID-19 pandemic to managing a hotel that’s serving as a protective shelter for the homeless.

The Courtyard Marriott Hotel in Hilltop is among the properties the County has set up to serve the community’s most vulnerable populations.  The facility serves roughly 150 families, seniors and the disabled.

GRIP is partnering with the Contra Costa County Housing and Homeless Services on a detailed protocol to provide hotel occupants with temporary shelter, meals and healthcare resources, including mental health services, said GRIP Director Kathleen Sullivan. The hotel is staffed around the clock, she said.

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