November 17, 2017

Joseph's Home becomes a member of the National Health Care for the Homeless Council

Joseph’s Home recently became a member of the National Health Care for the Homeless Council, joining more than 70 agencies nationwide who provide medical respite care for the homeless. Being a member offers the opportunity to bring the perspective and challenges of Joseph’s Home to this national forum on health care and housing for people experiencing homelessness. Membership is restricted to nonprofit entities whose missions align with the council’s mission, which is to eliminate homelessness by ensuring comprehensive health care and secure housing for everyone. Membership benefits include industry-leading group purchasing discounts, training and technical assistance, product donations and free journal access.

“Being a member of the National Health Care for the Homeless Council affirms our commitment to the medical respite model and will be a valuable resource as we move forward,” said Christine Horne, Joseph’s Home executive director. “The council has developed quality standards that have helped guide us as we implement national best practices in medical respite care.”

The Medical Respite Model
Joseph’s Home recently adopted the evidence-based medical respite model to ensure homeless men can get needed surgery and the care coordination necessary to access medical and supportive services as they move to appropriate housing faster than before. Joseph’s Home defines medical respite as short-term residential care that allows homeless individuals who need to recover from surgery or illness to rest in a safe environment while accessing care and other supportive services.

Click here to read more about Joseph's Home and its transition to this new model in the recent issue of the Joseph's Journey newsletter.

Joseph’s Home is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System.

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