President's Discretionary

Columbus House

2018 - $25,000

This grant will support Columbus House’s medical respite program, which provides a safe place for individuals who are homeless to recuperate after being released from the hospital. Individuals in the program receive a room at Columbus House, meals, intensive case management to help overcome issues that contributed to their homelessness, and assistance securing affordable housing. In addition, clients are connected with primary care providers and patient navigation services to help them access medical care. The respite program has significantly reduced the likelihood of participants being readmitted to the hospital soon after being discharged and has reduced the length of time they spend in the emergency department.