Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Housing for Medically Vulnerable Homeless Adults: A Medical Respite Program
by Roldan, Dario J., M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2017, 66; 10262368
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of the project was to fund a medical respite program for homeless adults discharged from hospitals; too stabilized to remain in a hospital, and with recuperative needs too severe to remain on streets, or in a traditional shelter. This program will collaborate with other programs at the Weingart Center Association and local service providers to support homeless individuals. The Weingart Center Association, the hosting agency of this project, is located in Los Angeles County, California.

After conducting a review of the literature, the grant writer designed a medical respite program providing 24 hour shelter; access to care management; case management; access to medical professionals; nutrition needs; and psychosocial supports. After researching funding sources, the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation was determined to the most applicable match for funding of the project.

Actual submission and funding of the grant were not required for the successful completion of this project.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Ranney, Molly
Commitee: Campbell, Venetta, Pasztor, Eileen M.
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Social Work
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 56/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social work
Keywords: Adults, Homeless, Homelessness, Medical, Recuperative, Respite
Publication Number: 10262368
ISBN: 978-1-369-73396-9
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