Media Contact

If you are a media representative and would like to learn more about medical respite care and the work of NIMRC, please contact Director of Marketing & Communications, Melissa Lien, at

To connect with experts at the intersection of homelessness and health care, visit the National Health Care for the Homeless Council’s Media Bureau.


NIMRC and Medical Respite Care in the News

Leading Health Care Organizations Form Unique Collaboration to Support Recuperative Care for People Experiencing Homelessness in California

NIMRC, March 8, 2022

Medical Respite Provides Vital Care to People Experiencing Homelessness

Minnesota Public Radio, March 4, 2022

CDC Foundation and NIMRC Award Nearly $1 Million to Medical Respite Care Programs in Five States to Strengthen Behavioral Health

NIMRC, February 28, 2022

“Treating the Whole Person”: Medical Respite Centers Offer Care, Support During Pandemic

WTTW (PBS, Chicago), September 27, 2021

Medical Respite Care Bridges Critical Gap for Californians Without Housing
California Health Care Foundation Blog, August 25, 2021

How a Medical Respite Care Program Offers a Pathway to Health and Housing for People Experiencing Homelessness

The Commonwealth Fund, August 19, 2021

Approaches to Finance Medical Respite Outlined in New White Paper from Quantified Ventures and the National Institute for Medical Respite Care

Quantified Ventures (Blog), August 4, 2021

“It’s Just Heart-Touching.” The Village At Glencliff Becomes City’s First Medical Respite Center

WTVF (CBS – Nashville, TN), July 19, 2021

National Funding Helps Reopen Shelter Association of Washtenaw County Recuperative Care Program

All About Ann Arbor, July 15, 2021

National Institute for Medical Respite Care Celebrates First Year

NIMRC, July 9, 2021

Biden’s Policy Pros: 25 Names to Know in COVID Relief, the Economy, Equity, and Climate

National Journal, May 3, 2021

To Address the Homeless Crisis, We Need to Adopt a Systems-Level Approach Centered on Outcomes

Quantified Ventures (Blog), April 8, 2021

The Pandemic Paused Efforts to Provide Post-Hospital Care for the Homeless

Voice of San Diego, March 2, 2021

Grantmaking Partnership of CDC Foundation/NIMRC Awards $1.6 Million to Programs in Seven States and Washington, D.C.

NIMRC, February 15, 2021

National Health Care for the Homeless Council CEO Appointed to the COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force

NIMRC, February 12, 2021

OhioHealth Launches Medical Respite Care Program

Modern Healthcare (subscription required), November 9, 2020

Medical Respite Programs for Homeless Prove Their Value During Pandemic

Healthcare Innovation, August 13, 2020

CommonSpirit Health Leader Named to National Institute for Medical Respite Care Advisory Panel

NIMRC, August 3, 2020

The NIMRC Advisory Panel

NIMRC, July 15, 2020

National Institute for Medical Respite Care to Launch July 15

NIMRC, July 7, 2020

Medical Respite Tackles Coronavirus ‘Time Bomb’ Among U.S. Homeless

Thomson Reuters, April 2020

Medical Respite Offers a Place to Rest in U.S. Cities Battling Homelessness

Place, July 2019