Article: ‘Treating the Whole Person’: Medical Respite Centers Offer Care, Support During Pandemic

October 23, 2021 01:14

WTTW News features The Boulevard today in its article, “‘Treating the Whole Person’: Medical Respite Centers Offer Care, Support During Pandemic.” The article focuses on the importance of medical respite programs for people experiencing homelessness, especially during the pandemic.

“We believe in treating the whole person,” says The Boulevard CEO Renita White.

Using The Boulevard as an example, the article continues, “Medical respite centers go beyond addressing an individual’s immediate medical needs. They also connect clients with support services such as housing, case management, workforce development, mental health services and treatment for substance use disorders.”

The article also acknowledges The Boulevard as “one of the oldest medical respite centers in the U.S., which opened in 1994.”

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