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Thank You to Our Nurses

Patrice McDonald and Shayla Walker are the nurse managers for the Center for Respite Care. These two women work tirelessly to care for our clients – individuals who are ill and experiencing homelessness. Being  a nurse requires compassion, caring, love and...

How You Can Help

The past two years have been especially difficult for each of us. This has been exponential for people experiencing homelessness. The holiday season and colder weather hits people experiencing homelessness especially hard. Many have lost contact with family and...

Working Across the Nation to Learn Best Practices

I recently wrote about work that The Center for Respite Care is doing with the National Coalition of Healthcare for the Homeless Council. I am heartened to learn that the care that we provide to people experiencing homelessness is consistent with other providers. We...

Hearts Full of Gratitude – Transformation Awards

The Center for Respite Care is honored and grateful for all the support we receive from our community and donors; in particular, the gracious support of sponsors for our yearly event, the Transformation Awards.  As the Center and our community have been challenged in...

National Research so that we can do even better

Several members of the team and I were part of a national virtual summit that included leadership in the world of people experiencing homelessness. The results will be public in the months ahead and will offer guidance, best practices, and detailed research as we plan...

Ed Slater: Decades Caring for People Experiencing Homelessness

Ed Slater, our Chief Advancement Officer, comes to the Center with a firm foundation serving people experiencing homelessness. Ed was first a street outreach worker in 1982, and from that humble beginning, became a founding member of Tender Mercies in 1985.Ed’s...

Kay Burlew: Her Heart is in her Work

Kay Burlew has been the Medical Recovery Manager for The Center for Respite Care for the past six years. Previously, she spent 17 years in children’s services in Northern Kentucky. Kay Burlew Kay’s heart and passion are in her work, as evidenced by her description of...

Thank you, Jack Stern and FC Cincinnati

The Center for Respite Care relies on our partners for our success. This means our financial partners, publicity partners, individuals, families, the government and companies. We are most blessed that a fledgling team called FC Cincinnati joined us over six years...

We Couldn’t do it Without You; Channel 12 and our Spokespeople

The Center for Respite Care was previously located in an old home in Avondale. While the location did the job for us, we needed to become better known in order to serve more Individuals experiencing homelessness.  This included raising funds and enhanced...

What is The Saint Anthony Center?

The Center for Respite Care has been in existence for approaching 20 years. Since 2007, we were located in Avondale in a large old home with very limited capacity. It became clear that we needed more space, specifically designed to sleep an expanded capacity. Our...

Getting Through COVID 19 for People Experiencing Homelessness

I, along with a team of 17 people, run The Center for Respite Care. Our daily job is to provide medical care and a safe place to recover and heal when an individual experiencing homelessness has nowhere else to go. This includes people who are discharged from...

Mary Ellen Tobe-Roberts; A Gift from God

When asked about how she feels about being named Volunteer of the Year by The Center for Respite Care, Mary Ellen Tobe-Roberts is quick to say that she does not give her time for awards. Her energy, passion and commitment come from the heart and from God.“I don’t do...

The Chertock Family; Gives the Gift of Music and Joy

Michael Chertock and his family came forward to support The Center for Respite Care beginning in 2014. They were not asked. They just did.Left to Right: Michael, Maaike, Marius, Joshua, and Maria Chertock And all of these years later, they endure. The family annually...

Our Daily Bread: Feeding our Most Vulnerable

Our Daily Bread goes more than the distance; Daily. They are about food, nutrition, community and feeding the soul of individuals who may well need it most.Our Daily Bread staff and volunteers pictured here before the COVID 19 pandemic. They are one of our 2021...

Congrats Transformation Award Honorees

The Center for Respite Care will hold our annual Transformation Awards (TA) on September 30, 2021. This will be a virtual event and offer easy access for attendees.“We offered our event virtually in 2020, due to COVID, and learned that the experience from home offered...

Words From Our Client: Meet T

Our client is named T. She has recovered and is healthy. She leaves this week to go to stable housing and a job. She is a portrait of the work that we do. She is eager, positive, enthusiastic and well. She has received her round of COVID vaccines. T is excited about...

Volunteers: You Make US Better

We are who we are because of our volunteers. Our volunteers provide entertainment, care and services and brighten the days of our staff and clients. We could not do it without you. We benefit from a dedicated corps of volunteers, many associated with Faith based and...

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Center for Respite Care
1615 Republic Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202

P.O. Box 141301
Cincinnati, Ohio 45250

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