Medical Respite Program
The medical respite program serves individuals that are experiencing homelessness and need a place to stay after receiving significant medical care, such as surgery. It can often take weeks for someone to recover after having surgery and hospital stays are extremely expensive. Follow-up visits are especially difficult for individuals experiencing homelessness due to issues such as a lack of funds for bus rides and feelings of intimidation and mistrust from people with little experience with healthcare.
Designated units are available at YWCA Cass Clay, New Life Center, and New Horizons Manor.