Rent for the Respite

By making a contribution to our rent funds, you ensure that more of the program’s resources can be focused on our core mission: helping ill and injured homeless women in Springfield regain their health and hope. As a small organization with a big passion, Women’s Medical Respite is powered by volunteers and supporters like you.

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Pledge Incentives

$10.00 Level

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There’s no such thing as too small a donation! Your gift of $10 helps us in our mission to make a big difference in the lives of sick and injured homeless women.

$25.00 Level

1 Supporter

Thank you for supporting us! Every $25 counts when we pay the respite’s rent. It would also be a help with taxi fare, a consistent expense we have in helping our clients travel to doctor’s appointments.

$50.00 Level

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We so appreciate your help! Your $50 gift will have a real impact in helping with rent costs. It’s an amount that could make a difference with us, too, as we help uninsured clients pay for prescription medication.

$100.00 Level

2 Supporters

We’re thrilled that you share our passion for helping these ladies! Your $100 donation goes a long way. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to see this help in action.

Project Overview

Help us raise rent money for the Respite! With your support, we can continue to provide a soft place to land for these ladies for a long time to come.

Women’s Medical Respite (WMR) provides ill and injured homeless women in Springfield with a safe place where they can regain their health. Often functioning as the next step in care for women who have been discharged from a hospital or clinic, it’s an apartment with clean sheets, good food and a supportive atmosphere. But we need your help!

WMR is steered by an unpaid board of directors and made possible largely by community members and specialists who volunteer their time and skills. Our clients receive emotional support and management of care. At the center of this effort is the respite apartment itself—it’s the safe place that these women can call home while they’re healing. Your donation helps us to take care of the necessities involved with monthly rent without taking the focus from these ladies.

Who are the women who stay at the Respite? They’re mothers, grandmothers and daughters. Some of them have escaped domestic abuse. Others have struggled to hold down a job while living out of their car. All of them are healing from an injury or medical condition that would make it extra unsafe to be on the street and very difficult to navigate life in a shelter.



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About Women's Medical Respite

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 home health services, referrals for housing and primary care, and case management. We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Since April 2015, we have provided services to more than 100 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 wil 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

• Nutritious food

• Transportation to medical appointments

• Assistance with medications

• Utilizations of prescribed home health services

• Referrals for housing and primary care

• Case management

• Access to someone who cares


Women's Medical Respite

Springfield, Missouri