Medical Respite is a 20-bed, facility designed to provide convalescent care upon hospital discharge for up to 30 days for adults who do not have appropriate living arrangements to support recuperation. It provides 24-hour staff supervision with the ultimate goal of establishing a medical home and attaining stable housing.
For referral information to Medical Respite, please call JoAnna Harris, Case Manager, at 804-767-6576.
Medical Respite is located at 1700 Front Street, Richmond, VA 23222.
Safe Haven is a 21-bed, free-standing facility that offers transitional housing with comprehensive and integrated health and support services for individuals suffering from severe mental illness coupled with chronic homelessness. It provides 24-hour staff supervision and guidance with the ultimate goal of transitioning clients into permanent housing and independent living. By referral only.
For more information about referrals, please call Angela Mitchell, director of Safe Haven, at 804-231-7137.
The Daily Planet Empowerment Clinic is an innovative patient care clinic developed to manage a group of high-risk homeless or patients who frequent VCU Health System for treatment of chronic diseases such as: heart disease, diabetes and asthma. Patients of The Daily Planet’s Empowerment Clinic meet monthly with a care team to engage in self-management of their chronic illnesses. The care team includes an inter-professional team which includes: medical provider, pharmacy provider, medical assistant, nutritionist, behavioral health clinician, health educator, case manager and other specialist and care team members will/can be added to the meet program needs. Additional guidance is given about the appropriate use of the emergency department.
Project IMPACT: Diabetes
This program is an initiative focused on helping clients who struggle with diabetes. Participating patients meet weekly to discuss and self care with a nutritionist as well as talk with our physician and pharmacist. Every patient involved has improved on all major health indicators.
Empowerment Through Performing Arts
In 2007, 2009 and again in 2012, a Daily Planet mental health clinician worked in collaboration with VCU Theatre Department and The Conciliation Project and a talented group of his homeless clients to write, produce and perform a psychodrama based upon the experiences of the participants of the play. The performances reflected a collection of the life stories and life journeys of the people who live on the streets and in the shelters of our collective communities. These productions served as transformational experiences for the participants and as awareness of the complexities of homelessness for the audiences.
As a service to our community partners and those who can benefit from health screenings, assessments, physicals, medications, counseling, and/or connection to other services offered within the integrated health system of The Daily Planet, our health care providers deliver these services at the site of our community partners on an outreach basis. After the initial assessment individuals are encouraged to come to The Daily Planet for follow-up healthcare and to establish our Healthcare Center as their medical home for consistent and comprehensive patient-centered care and coordination.
Outreach Partners include:
- The Healing Place
- Conrad Center/Homeless Point of Entry
- Richmond City Jail
The Daily Planet’s Employment Case Manager, Esi Yarney, has begun a Job Club which meets weekly at the Downtown Library. This program provides the unemployed a chance to work on their resume, interview skills, and to ask any questions they may have about employment opportunities. In addition, volunteers help clients who need guidance on navigating the web to complete job applications.
To visit The Daily Planet’s Employment Solutions Website, click here.
St. Joseph’s Outreach Clinic
Healthcare services are provided through a partnership with Bon Secours Health System at St. Joseph’s Villa on Brook Road. In addition, a part-time behavioral health therapist provides one-on-one counseling with adults and children as well as family therapy.