Edward Thomas House Medical Respite
The Respite Program is a collaborative project between Health Care for the Homeless Network (HCHN) and Harborview Medical Center’s Downtown Programs. The program facility is located on the 7th floor of Jefferson Terrace in the First Hill neighborhood in Seattle. Jefferson Terrace is a residential high rise owned by the Seattle Housing Authority.
Respite is a round-the-clock program of housing and care with 34 beds. Nursing staff are present from 7:00am until 11:30pm, seven days/week. Non-clinical evening and night staff assure a safe and quiet environment for clients. The average length of stay in Respite is three weeks. The program follows a harm reduction philosophy. High acuity patients, including those requiring IV antibiotics, are prioritized.