NewsChannel 13: New Shelter Gives Respite to Homeless After Hospitalization

Benita Zahn at WNYT-NewsChannel 13 recently spoke with Janine Robitaille, the executive director of the Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless, about the Sister Mavis Jewell Medical Respite program, the first medical respite program in the Capital Region.

Led by the Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless (IPH) and housed at St. Mary’s Hospital in Troy, the program is named for Sister Mavis Jewell, of St. Peter’s Health Partners (SPHP) and the Daughters of Charity.

The program serves one of the area’s most vulnerable patient populations – homeless individuals who are discharged from the hospital and require recuperative care beyond what can be provided in a traditional shelter setting.

See the NewsChannel 13 report here.

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