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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, described below.

Watch this video to hear about Misty's experience with our Medical Respite Program.

The RISE Center

RISE Center of Cook County

The RISE Center of Cook County (Recuperation In a Supportive Environment) provides 24/7 care in partnership with Cook County Health, allowing individuals experiencing homelessness the opportunity to rest, recover, and heal in a safe environment while accessing medical care and other supportive services. We also provide case management to assist clients in creating a plan for their post-respite housing and then connect them to the resources they need to succeed.

Watch Cook County Health's video about our RISE Center here.

Sojourner House

Sojourner House

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.