JustDane is honored to have been awarded a grant from the National Institute for Medical Respite Care (NIMRC) and the Centers for Disease Control Foundation (CDCF) to expand services provided at Healing House, a JustDane Initiative. Healing House provides recuperative medical shelter and a myriad of supportive services for families with children who are experiencing both homelessness and medical crises simultaneously. JustDane is one of only 6 agencies awarded this grant nationwide. The $284,340 two-year grant will allow Healing House to provide more comprehensive services for our guests. This entails hiring additional staff and providing additional services, such as peer support, counseling and additional medical monitoring, case planning and discharge planning. In addition to the funding provided, NIMRC will work to provide technical assistance and support to help further JustDane’s quest to improve health outcomes for people experiencing homelessness—and to ultimately help them obtain permanent, stable housing.
The National Institute for Medical Respite Care (NIMRC) is a special initiative of the National Health Care for the Homeless Council, which advances best practices, delivers expert consulting services, and disseminates state-of-the-field knowledge in medical respite/recuperative care.
The Centers for Disease Control Foundation (CDCF) helps the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) save and improve lives by unleashing the power of collaboration between CDC, philanthropies, corporations, organizations, and individuals to protect the health, safety, and security of America and the world. The CDC Foundation is the go-to nonprofit authorized by Congress to mobilize philanthropic partners and private-sector resources to support CDC’s critical health protection mission.