Formed in 2020, the Health + Housing coalition seeks to address the challenges medically complex homeless individuals in the Omaha Council Bluffs Metro face through the design of a continuum of services that identifies frequent users of healthcare systems and emergency shelters and connect them into the appropriate level of care.
The Health + Housing Coalition received funding to pilot medical respite in the Omaha Council Bluffs Metro Area.
Medical Respite Care is short-term, post-acute care for persons experiencing homelessness who are too ill or frail to recover from a physical illness or injury on the streets or in shelter but are not ill enough to be in a hospital.
In October, 2021, the RFP selection committee completed its review process and confirmed the lead agency to pilot medical respite in our community: Charles Drew Health Center, Inc. (CDHC) in partnership with Siena Francis House (SFH). We extend our congratulations to these two organizations!
This project is made possible through a three-year implementation fund from the CommonSpirit Health Mission and Ministry Fund (MMF).
The Health + Housing Core Project Team:
Sarah Stanislav, CHI Health
Bob Sheehan, MACCH
Sheena Helgenberger, The Wellbeing Partners
Julia Dobbins, National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Questions? Please contact Sheena Helgenberger