Project Term: 24 months, 2018-2019
Grant Amount: $25,470
This project will evaluate Poverello’s pilot respite care program which was previously funded by MHCF. The respite care program established care coordination for homeless individuals recovering from a hospital stay to help them transition from the homeless shelter to transitional housing. Providence Hospital is supporting the continuation of this program because of its success in reducing emergency department readmission and inpatient stays among the homeless population. Evaluation will be a key next step for demonstrating this program’s success and modeling it for replication in other organizations.