Cottage Health Recuperative Care Program Offers Healing, Housing and Hope to Patients Experiencing Homelessness
As some of the most vulnerable members of the community, patients experiencing homelessness are at risk of poorer health outcomes and often lack access to basic support in recovering from illness or injury.
Cottage Health, a not-for-profit system serving Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo counties, in partnership with PATH Santa Barbara, is seeking to address basic needs of these fragile patients through
the Cottage Recuperative Care Program. Launched as a pilot program with four beds in fall 2018 and fully implemented with 10 beds at the beginning
of 2019, the program helps homeless individuals recover in a safe and supportive environment after hospital discharge. Goals include increased access to permanent housing, decreased hospital visits, and
increased access to a medical home.