We give people experiencing homelessness a time and place to heal.

Circle the City offers a recuperative medical respite care model where individuals experiencing homelessness can recuperate and receive daily medical care and round the clock (24/7) nursing support.

During and after the stay we provide integrative services and connect them to support services in the community.

Circle the City’s Medical Respite Center provides a place for people experiencing homelessness to recover from illness or injury.

Our medical respite center is one the nation’s leading models for holistic, integrated homeless healthcare.

Men and women who have been discharged from hospitals or who have been living on the streets with acute conditions are admitted to Circle the City to recuperate in a clean and dignified environment. Here they are cared for by medical professionals, given their necessary medications, and receive hospice care when needed.

With an emphasis on the whole person – body, mind, and spirit – Circle the City’s medical respite program includes case management, psychiatric support, and physical therapy.

We offer an integrated care team, led by a primary care provider who partner with clinical support staff, behavioral health consultants, and psychiatry to provide care to the whole person.

In addition, more than 150 volunteers lend their time and expertise to a variety of patient activities that include monthly musical performances, piano and voice lessons, arts and crafts classes, résumé writing and job skills assistance, and pet therapy visits. These activities are vital to keep patients engaged in the world, with an eye to reintegrate them back into the community from which homelessness has isolated them.

By giving patients a time and a place to heal, Circle the City has helped thousands of men and women experiencing homelessness recover, discharging approximately 70% of those individuals to living situations other than the streets or emergency shelter systems.