|The mission of the Center for Respite Care is to provide quality, holistic medical care to homeless people who need a safe place to heal, while assisting them in breaking the cycle of homelessness.
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Center for Respite Care
|The Center for Respite Care began making a positive impact in the lives of ill people experiencing homelessness in October 2003. The Greater Cincinnati healthcare community joined forces with key homeless agencies and the Center began operations, programmatically, within the Health Resource Center. The Board of Directors recognized the importance of the respite program and voted to become a separate nonprofit corporation in 2005. In 2016, the Board of Directors finalized a robust strategic plan that placed an emphasis on growing the mission in terms of a number of people served and meeting homeless adults where they are – figuratively and literally. To that end, the Center launched a successful funding campaign in 2016 to pay for a strategic relocation from Avondale to the newly formed non-profit hub, St. Anthony Center, in Over-the-Rhine.