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Men’s Recuperative Care Program, Women’s Recuperative Care Program

Established:
2010
Agency:
Mercy Care
Address:
424 Decatur Street
Atlanta, Georgia 30312
United States
Contact:
Kenya Arnold
Phone Number:
(678) 843-8952
Fax:
(678) 843-8784
Description:

In 2010, Mercy Care’s Recuperative Care program for men opened with 19 beds at the Gateway Center where we also manage a primary care clinic. Mercy Care also has a primary care clinic at the City of Refuge where it opened Recuperative Care for women in 2018 with 14 beds. Patients stay in Recuperative Care for 30 days while in Mercy Care’s staff provides daily meals; a safe, clean, temporary home in which to recover; facilitation of appointments with health providers; medication check ins. They also educate patients and help with mental health or addiction issues. As a result, about 70% of Recuperative Care patients are discharged to the care of family or housing.

Operating Agency:
Non-profit
Facility Type:
Homeless Shelter
Number of Beds:
14 for women; 19 for men
Average Length of Stay:
30 days
Admission Criteria:

Homeless and a need to recover. Usually referred by Mercy Care staff and partner hospitals. Women’s Recuperative Care unable to accept persons in wheelchairs at this time. Patients must be able to perform routine activities independently: eating, bathing, getting dressed, toileting, transferring, and continence

Clinical Staff:
Other
Clinical Services Provided:
Assistance with connection to behavior health, medical services and dental services
Support Services Provided:
Meals, Case Management
Funding Sources:
Private Donations, Foundations