Center for Respite Care
3550 Washington Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45229
Tel: (513) 621-1868
Fax: (513) 621-1872
The Center for Respite Care (the Center) has always enjoyed the support of volunteers in carrying out its mission to people who are homeless and need a place to heal after discharge from a hospital. Because the Center is a medical facility and limited in space some volunteer opportunities aren’t feasible – volunteering in large groups or with young children, for example. Never the less we do have volunteer opportunities that are very helpful in enhancing the Center’s service to our clients.
The Center does provide clients three balanced meals a day. However, groups that provide home cooked meals, lunch or dinner, are always greatly appreciated. Such meals help defray costs but more importantly they help to create a family like atmosphere where Clients and Volunteers can share quality time together. Weekend meals are especially helpful.
The Center keeps an ongoing wish list of items useful to our clients in both the Medical Recovery and Housing programs. Regularly Volunteers hold drives to gather these items and bring them to the Center. Pictured below, the household supplies came from Adath Israel Congregation, the food pantry items from Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church and the toiletry bags from Red, White & Blue Veterans. We’ve even had couples ask their wedding guests to bring items that can be donated!
Over the years we’ve had groups come and help with special projects. These can be seasonal, like holiday decorating or assistance with labeling the bi-annual newsletter or other mailings. We’ve had groups come and organize our limited storage areas, clean, do yard work and light maintenance. The Center doesn’t always have these projects available but with communication and planning ahead these sorts of events have been very helpful.
For more information, contact:
513-621-1868 ext. 108