Cherokee Health Systems

Medical Respite Care for the Homeless

Cherokee will set up a respite care center for the homeless population at Knox Area Rescue Ministries to provide care for clients who have been discharged from the hospital but who are too sick to go back out on the street. Cherokee will provide necessary medical, mental health, and other services in-house at KARM. Funding will provide for space and equipment as well as training for establishing admissions/discharge procedures/policies, care criteria, and protocols with hospitals to produce better outcomes and reduce costs of scarce community services.