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Catholic Charities Transitional Respite Program

Catholic Charities Eastern Washington
32 W Pacific Ave
Spokane, Washington 99201
United States
Dena Carr, Respite Director
Phone Number:
(509) 624-7821
(509) 598-8955

The Catholic Charities Transitional Respite Program is a warm, safe place for homeless individuals to recover from injury and illness outside of the hospital setting. A transitional care model is used to facilitate safe discharge from the hospital and provide education and support for health self-management. In addition to respite services, clients are offered access to housing case management, legal services, mental health counseling, and substance abuse intervention.

Operating Agency:
Facility Type:
Homeless Shelter
Number of Beds:
Hours of Operation:
Average Length of Stay:
25 Days
Admission Criteria:

Guests must be ambulatory or able to transfer independently in and out of a wheelchair.
• Guests must not be a known fall risk.
• Guests must be behaviorally and medically stable, and willing to receive care at the respite program.
• Guests must have a referral to a primary care physician, and a follow-up appointment made.
• Guests must have a referral for home health if medical aftercare is necessary.
• Guests must have a sufficient amount of prescribed medication with them to last until their follow-up
• Guests must be able to self-manage medication regimens, with the exception of IV antibiotics.

Clinical Staff:
Social Worker, Community Health Worker
Support Services Provided:
Meals, Transportation, Case Management
Funding Sources:
Hospital, Foundations