Mission Statement

The mission of the Center for Respite Care is to provide quality, holistic medical care to people experiencing homelessness who need a safe place to heal, while assisting them in breaking the cycle of homelessness.

Core Values


Ignite the human spirit through by health, hope and dignity.


Provide high quality health care.


Demonstrate mercy and compassion for all.


Connect the individual to the Greater Cincinnati/Tristate community through case management.


Serve, collaborate and educate within our internal and external communities.

Center Staff

Administrative Staff

Laurel Derks Nelson

Edward Slater

Ashley Campbell

Medical Recovery Staff

Robert Donovan, SM, MD
Services generously donated by NeighborHub Health

Kay Burlew

Patrice McDonald, LPN

David Ehrnschwender

Board of Directors

Mike Behme, CPA

Christopher Tassone, JD

Brian Antenucci, CFA

Cary Powell
Chair Elect

Damian Billy
Past Chair

Greg Jarvis

Michael R. Jennings, MD

Tressa Johnson

Georgia Keith

Matt Koloseike

Rachel McKinney

Joseph Pflum, MD

Elizabeth Tuck, Esq.

Judith Van Ginkel, PhD

Amy Winkler

Advisory Board

Claudia G. Allen, JD 

Bill Bagley

Bob Hauser

Joe Kiesler, MD

Diana Klinedinst

Larry Neuman, JD

Martha Schueler

Marcia Spaeth

Financial Information

FY 2022 Audited Financials

Download 2022 Form 990


Partners, Resources and Important Links About Homelessness

Strategies To End Homelessness
Strategies to End Homelessness leads a coordinated community effort to end homelessness in Greater Cincinnati.

The Partnership Center, Ltd
The Partnership Center, Ltd (PCL) is a primary national Technical Assistance provider for HUD on Homeless Management Information Systems (HMIS). PCL and VESTA are the National HMIS Data and Lab of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Cincinnati Health Network
The Cincinnati Health Network, a private, non-profit corporation, was established in 1986 to coordinate services and programs for medically underserved and special population groups of our community.

The Greater Cincinnati Homeless Coalition
The Coalition performs three areas of work: coordinating services, educating the public, and grassroots organizing and advocacy. Homeless and formerly homeless individuals are incorporated into all programs and initiatives at the Coalition.

National Health Care for the Homeless Council
The National Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) Council is a home for those who work to improve the health of homeless people and who seek housing, health care, and adequate incomes for everyone.

National Respite Care Provider’s Network
RCPN is the preeminent national voice for those who are simply too ill to languish in the streets. We support the development of new and existing medical respite programs through education, client advocacy, networking and research.

National Coalition for the Homeless
The National Coalition for the Homeless is a national network of people who are currently experiencing or who have experienced homelessness, activists and advocates, community-based and faith-based service providers, and others committed to a single mission.

National Alliance to End Homelessness
The National Alliance to End Homelessness is a nonprofit, non-partisan, organization committed to preventing and ending homelessness in the United States

Employment Opportunities

Are you a fit?

  • Are you interested in the rewards that come from helping those less fortunate and making a difference in someone’s life?
  • Do you enjoy working with people who are very different from you?
  • Are you open-minded, non-judgmental & understanding?
  • Do you enjoy planning, organizing and interacting with people?
  • Are you a team player?
  • Do you respect confidential information of an individual or organization?
  • Can you put the client first and work toward achieving the mission rather than a personal goal?

Other Positions

While we currently have no administrative openings, we always accept resumes from qualified individuals with experience in nonprofit management, social services or healthcare. If you meet these criteria, please feel free to send a resume, cover letter that explains your interest in our agency and details your professional experience, and a completed application. We will keep your resume on file for six months.

Please send resume, cover letter, application and salary history to:

The Center for Respite Care
Attn: Human Resources
P.O. Box 141301
Cincinnati, OH 45250

No phone calls, please.
The Center for Respite Care is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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The Center for Respite Care is a 501(C)3 non-profit organization. View our 2022 IRS Form 990 – Public Disclosure.








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Center for Respite Care
1615 Republic Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202

P.O. Box 141301
Cincinnati, Ohio 45250

(513) 621-1868

(513) 621-1872

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