The Community Respite Program

Featuring the Recuperative Care Dorm Program and the Rest, Recovery and Prevention Project

Hospitality House is proud to offer two programs that support the healing and recovery of homeless patients in need of extended care: the Recuperate Care Dorm and Rest, Recovery and Prevention Project, both of which fall under the Community Respite Program.

Recuperative Care Dorm

In partnership with County of Nevada and Dignity Health Sierra Memorial Hospital, Hospitality House opened the four-bed Recuperative Care Dormitory in October 2018.

The Recuperative Care Dormitory is designed exclusively to welcome homeless patients released from Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital to Hospitality House where they can continue to rest and recuperate from their ailments and injuries, 24 hours a day, seven days a week at the shelter. In addition to resting at the shelter, in-house physical therapy has also been provided to guests in Recuperative Care as needed through the hospital, reducing the number of repeat hospital visits.

“Dignity Health recognizes the need for medical respite for those experiencing homelessness in the communities we serve,” said Brian Evans, President of Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital, in reflecting on the program’s impact after just six months open. “We are thrilled about the program’s success to date and so thankful for our partnership with the County of Nevada and Hospitality House.”

The program has been so widely successful that it inspired the creation of the Rest, Recovery and Prevention Project.

Rest, Recovery and Prevention Project (RRPP)

In 2020, Hospitality House was awarded the County Medical Services Program Local Indigent Care Needs (CMSP LICN),  which created the RRPP program. Thanks to CMSP LICN, the new three-year program provides ten 24/7 medical respite beds year-round to those in need of a safe place to rest and recover, including ongoing case management, nutritional meals, housing support, and more.

Referrals for RRPP include Chapa-De Indian Health, Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital, Nevada County Behavioral Health, Public Health, Housing and Child Support Services, Probation, other social service non-profits, as well as self referrals.

Hospitality House is grateful to all of its partners who came forward to make both programs possible.



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