Medical Respite Center for Homeless Men and Women
A Place of Love and Healing
A community effort to establish a medical respite center for homeless men and women in Tucson.
In Tucson today, many homeless men and women leave the hospital and return to the streets. It is their only home, but no place to live, and, unquestionably, no place to recover. The result is sick and suffering people on our streets, more vulnerable than ever and in danger of complications that could send them back to the hospital where the cycle could begin again.
But it doesn't have to.
The Medical Respite Center has been designed as a 15,000 square foot, two-story building to be located near 22nd Street and Kino Parkway on the campus of El Rio Health's Cherrybell Center. We hope to break ground on or before June 2020 and open our doors at the beginning of 2021.
The Center will be a place of healing, love, and hope for up to 48 homeless men and women every day with:
- men’s and women’s dormitories
- meals and special diet accommodations
- medical care through El Rio Health
- follow-up care and care management
- personal care and medication management
- recovery and peer support
- accommodations for patients’ pets
- day rooms and a chapel
- access to housing and social services
PLEDGE YOUR SUPPORT
We hope you will join our campaign.
So many wonderful people and organizations care deeply about our community and all its members. That’s why we are appealing to everyone we can to help build Tucson’s first dedicated Medical Respite Center for Homeless Men and Women. We welcome you and invite you to help us meet our $5.2 million construction goal with a pledge. To join us, please donate online now or call us at (520) 670-0809.
Call or email us with any questions you may have.
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