Homeless People Are Older and Sicker Than Ever. Here's One Way to Help.

Medical care for the homeless used to be served only in a hospital emergency room, where patients were released before fully-recovered and often needed to return multiple times for treatment. San Francisco’s Respite program offers medical care to the sickest of the homeless population who frequent the emergency room. Statistics show that people who use the Respite program are less likely to need further treatment at the emergency room and former patients have praised it as a lifesaver.

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