Women's Medical Respite
Springfield, Missouri | http://womensmedicalrespite.org/
Women’s Medical Respite is an organization committed to providing services to ill homeless women who do not meet the criteria necessary to be hospitalized. These services include a safe, clean 24-hour environment at no cost to the client, nutritious food, transportation to medical appointments, assistance with medications and coordination of home health services, referrals for housing and primary care. We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Since May 2015, we have provided services to more than 190 women in need.
We are working 24/7 to help homeless women from the Ozarks who are too ill to be on the streets. 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?
WHAT WE PROVIDE
• A safe, clean 24-hour environment at no cost
• Nutritious food
• Transportation to medical appointments
• Assistance with medications
• Utilizations of prescribed home health services
• Referrals for housing and primary health care
• Access to someone who cares