Santa Barbara Medical Respite

Medical Respite Crutches

Medical Respite provides hospitals with an alternative to discharging homeless patients to the streets. It is a short-term safe haven for homeless individuals while accessing medical care & other supportive service. Homeless patients are referred by Cottage Hospital following major surgery, a physical illness or individuals in treatment for a terminal illness. In addition medical respite programs seek to improve transitional care, end the cycle of homelessness & support patients in accessing benefits and housing.