The National Institute for Medical Respite Care is a special initiative of the National Health Care for the Homeless Council.

NIMRC Announces Call for Affiliate Consultants


National Institute for Medical Respite Care:

Creating Places to Heal


The National Health Care for the Homeless Council (the Council) is pleased to announce the creation of the National Institute for Medical Respite Care (NIMRC), the first national institute to advance best practices, expert services, and state-of-the-field knowledge in medical respite care. Internal staff, consultants, and consulting teams address a range of principles and practices in creating or expanding medical respite care programs.


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What is Medical Respite Care?

Medical respite care is acute and post-acute care for people experiencing homelessness who are not ill enough to remain in a hospital, but are too ill to recover on the streets.