Medical Respite Care Program Offers Healing Help to Homeless Individuals
A grant awarded by the Foundation supported the launch of the Medical Respite Care for the Homeless program by the Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless (IPH). The respite care program, the first of its kind in upstate New York, provides post-acute medical care for homeless persons who are too ill or frail to recover on the streets. Often, these individuals are well-enough to be discharged from the hospital but need short-term residential care to recuperate in a safe environment. The program is housed at the former St. Mary's Hospital in Troy and opened its doors on March 16th, 2017.