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Medical Respite Client

Medical Respite

Medical Respite is short-term residential and post-acute medical care for patients experiencing homelessness who are too ill or frail to recover from a physical illness while living in a shelter or on the streets, but who are not sick enough to be in a hospital. We offer medical respite at two locations:

  • The Medical Respite Center provides 24/7 medical care in partnership with Cook County Health, which supervises all aspects of medical care and oversite in order to ensure each client’s recuperation. Housing Forward provides accommodations and three meals a day for up to 19 individuals. We also provide case management to assist clients in creating a plan for their post-respite housing and then connecting them to the resources they need to succeed.
  • Sojourner House is provided in partnership with MacNeal Hospital (part of Loyola Medicine) which provides medical staff to ensure client recuperation for those who are ready for independent living. Housing Forward provides case management to meet each client’s basic needs and support them in achieving post-respite housing.