Medical Respite Care Directory

Medical Respite Care is acute and post-acute care for people experiencing homelessness who are too ill or frail to recover from a physical illness or injury on the streets, but who are not ill enough to be in a hospital. This directory contains descriptions of all known medical respite care programs in the United States; these programs offer safe shelter, clinical care, and aftercare planning assistance that people without homes need to recover from illnesses or injuries.

If your program is not reflected in the directory, please complete a program profile form and contact Samantha Marco or Stephen Wilder with any questions.

The National Health Care for the Homeless Council’s Respite Care Providers’ Network assembled these descriptions to inform others about the vital services these programs offer, and to facilitate communication among them. Membership in the Respite Care Providers’ Network is free; learn more.

To find medical respite programs by state, hover over or click a state on the map. You can also find a state by scrolling down the page to the list.

States on the map are grouped according to their HRSA region. HRSA (the Health Resources and Services Administration), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary federal agency for improving health care to people who are geographically isolated, economically or medically vulnerable.