The Health + Housing Coalition is seeking a nonprofit organization serving the Omaha Council Bluffs Metro Area to pilot a medical respite program. 

Medical Respite Care is short-term, post-acute care for persons experiencing homelessness who are too ill or frail to recover from a physical illness or injury on the streets or in shelter but are not ill enough to be in a hospital.


EXCITING NEWS! The RFP selection committee has completed its review process and confirmed the lead agency to pilot medical respite in our community: Charles Drew Health Center, Inc. (CDHC) in partnership with Siena Francis House (SFH). We extend our congratulations to these two organizations!

What’s Next?

  1. The Core Project Team will begin working closely with CDHC and SFH to begin planning in order to launch the pilot in early 2022. 
  2. We will be reaching out to the coalition work groups, if/ as needed, for additional support and insight. 
  3. Coalition partners are invited to remain involved during the medical respite implementation phase. Our next gathering is in January 2022. You each represent organizations that will serve in important roles during the pilot, from referring patients to the medical respite program, providing wraparound services, or serving as a safe place for discharge when patients leave medical respite. 

This project is made possible through a three-year implementation fund from the CommonSpirit Health Mission and Ministry Fund (MMF).

The Health + Housing Core Project Team:

Sarah Stanislav, CHI Health

Randy McCoy and Bob Sheehan, MACCH

Sheena Helgenberger, The Wellbeing Partners

Questions? Please contact Sheena Helgenberger