Bridging the gap between hospitals and life on the streets.
Women's Medical Respite: A Soft Place to Land
Just imagine getting so sick that you have to go to the hospital and have surgery. Now imagine that you’re beginning to feel human again and the doctor says that you can go home.
The only problem is… you don’t have a home.
A local shelter would give you a safe place to sleep, but will require you to leave every morning at 7. How will you keep your wound clean? Where will you lie down during the day when you need to rest? How will you follow through with medications and make it to follow-up appointments? How can you find nutritious food? How will the summer’s heat or the winter’s cold affect your recovery?
A safe, clean 24-hour environment at no cost
Transportation to medical appointments
Assistance with medications
Utilization of prescribed home health services
Referrals for housing and primary care
Around-the-clock access to someone who cares
7 days a week
With grateful acknowledgement for the generous support of our donors:
Homeless female with no immediate safe housing
Acute medical illness which requires short term support
Psychiatrically and medically stable
Independent with activities of daily living
Ambulatory with or without an assistive device
Clean and sober
Hospital social workers, case managers and One Door personnel may refer women between the hours of 10am-4pm Monday-Sunday by calling (417) 225-7409. .
Please leave a message if we don’t answer right away, and we’ll give you a call back very shortly.
Referrals (417) 225-7409
Volunteer Opportunities (417) 861-1705
Presentations and public speaking requests: (417) 225-7409
Please send tax-deductible contributions made payable to "Women's Medical Respite" to:
Women's Medical Respite
P.O. Box 385
Springfield, MO 65801
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