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Women's Medical Respite

The Women's Medical Respite is working 24/7 to help homeless women from the Ozarks who are too ill to be on the streets. Just imagine getting so sick that you have to go to the hospital and have surgery. Now imagine that you're beginning to feel human again and the doctor says that you can go home.


The only problem is...You don't have a home!

A local shelter would give you a safe place to sleep, but will require you to leave every morning at 7.


How will you keep your wound clean?

Where will you lie down during the day when you need to rest?

How will you follow through with medications and make it to follow-up appointments?

How can you find nutritious food?

How will the summer heat or the winter cold affect your recovery?

This is where Women's Medical Respite comes in. 

Women’s Medical Respite is a non-profit organization committed to providing services to ill homeless women who do not meet the criteria necessary to be hospitalized.


These services include:


  • A safe, clean 24-hour environment at no cost to the client

  • Nutritious food

  • Transportation to medical appointments

  • Assistance with medications

  • Coordination of home health services

  • Referrals for housing and primary care.


Since May 2015,we have provided services to more than 200 women in need.

Caring for Unsheltered, Medically Fragile Women 

Our Mission and Vision


Mission: Women’s Medical Respite delivers holistic care in a safe and clean temporary home for unsheltered women who are too ill to recover on the streets. 


Vision: To sustain the healthy growth of WMR by creating and delivering programs and services that help medically fragile unsheltered women flourish.

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