Recuperative Care Program
Central City Concern’s Recuperative Care Program (RCP) provides post-hospitalization recuperation services for low-income and homeless individuals who need additional support for faster and more complete recovery. It is designed to improve health outcomes for at-risk patients, improve the efficiency of participating hospitals, and avoid discharging patients into shelters or onto the street. Since its inception in 2005, RCP has served thousands of individuals, with over 75% resolving their acute medical condition, over 95% engaged with a primary care provider upon program exit, and over 60% transitioning into stable housing. RCP is comprised of a multidisciplinary, person-centered support team, including intensive case managers with social work, mental health, and public health backgrounds; an EMT; a housing specialist focused on transition planning; and logistics and facility staff. Limited support is provided by an RN and MD.