Funder: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

October 2017 | Profile


The Transitional Respite Care Program (Respite Program) in Spokane, Washington, is a collaboration among Catholic Charities Spokane, Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center (part of the Providence Health & Services health system), MultiCare Deaconess Hospital, and Volunteers of America. Since 2013, this clinical-community partnership has provided post-hospitalization care and tailored, coordinated services to 678 homeless clients, giving them an alternative to the ED and a better chance at healing.

This profile explores a collaboration among Catholic Charities Spokane, Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center (part of the Providence Health & Services health system), and Volunteers of America that provides post-hospitalization care and tailored, coordinated services to homeless clients to give them a better chance at healing.