Respite I is a 21 bed unit that is located on the same grounds as the Crisis Residence. Respite 1 serves as the second stop for many participants in the continuum of care which will lead them to a more community based program.

Here, our specialized staff provide participants with psychiatric, medical and social work services while they begin their journey toward stabilization and reorganizing their lives.

Program Summary:

  • Age Group – 19 and over.
  • Who can refer – All of our referrals are through the Transitions, Integration and Partnerships (TIP) program of the City of Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health.
  • Eligibility – Consumers must be chronically homeless and have a DSM-V Diagnosis
  • Length of Treatment – Average stay is two years
  • Location – Girard Medical Center-5th Floor, 719 Girard Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19123
  • For More Information, call 215-236-7731
COVID-19 STATEMENT: We are devoted to protecting the health of our consumers and staff. We are taking extraordinary measures to keep everyone safe while visiting and working in our facilities. We require that everyone wear a mask while on-site and complete a health screening questionnaire as well as receive a temperature check at the time of entry to our facilities. Please stay home if you are not feeling well and cooperate with staff requests regarding screening and any steps needed after completion of the screening process. We appreciate your patience during this unprecedented time.
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