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.
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.
Yakima Neighborhood Health Services provides low-barrier recuperative housing, medical oversight, and support services for patients needing care in lieu of hospitalization and for patients needing additional recuperation after hospital discharge. Our units are stand-alone apartments, overseen by RNs, Behavioral Health Specialists, Case Managers, and Housing Specialists, and a 2 blocks away from our HCH primary care clinic (medical/dental/behavioral health).