Assessing the Needs of Women in Medical Respite

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Medical respite is a safe and stable place for people experiencing homelessness to heal from illness or injury. This resource is vital as it provides the opportunity for a safe transition from a hospital stay for especially vulnerable individuals.

As communities work to expand medical respite care, some are faced with the challenge of creating medical respite services for women when their community resources are designed for men experiencing homelessness.

Please join us as Council staff and medical respite providers discuss medical respite care and the experience of women in their programs. In this webinar, speakers will share information about the development of their programs, the decision to expand access to medical respite services specifically for women, challenges faced, and the unique needs of their clients.

This webinar is designed for anyone interested in learning more about medical respite care.


  • Julia Dobbins, MSSW, Project Manager, National Health Care for the Homeless Council, Nashville, TN
  • Jason Emmerson, MDiv, MPPA, Executive Director, United Caring Services, Evansville, IN
  • Carol Daniel, MSN, RN, Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, Missouri State University, Springfield, MO
Categories: Medical Respite Care Research, Quality and Program Improvement in Medical Respite
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