What We Do
Cardinal Community House is Oklahoma’s premiere Respite Care Center for the unsheltered. Through Oklahoma County Social Services, we serve homeless individuals recuperating from injury or illness. Oftentimes, our vulnerable homeless populations are left with few options when dealing with a chronic, sudden, or severe medical issue. Some manageable, treatable or even preventable conditions are made worse without the proper environment to recuperate. We strive to provide that environment. The Respite Care Center is a solution to achieve better outcomes for patients and to alleviate the strain on our hospital systems, the taxpayers, and our community.
Individuals residing at Cardinal Community House receive housing and case management services through a collaboration with Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of Oklahoma City. Individuals appropriate for housing at our center are able to still care for themselves, though Healthcare Aides may come in to help the client with dressing wounds, hygiene, or other tasks. Cardinal Community House clients receive meals, medication assistance, transportation assistance, social activities, classes, and other services. The facility also hosts visits by medical providers, both on-site and virtually, in designated private spaces. All referrals must be made by participating agency.
To learn more about this program or other residential programs at Cardinal Community House, please contact us.
Dignity & Respect
Our program goals are to promote, maintain or restore the resident’s maximum level of functioning within their environment. We strive to achieve an atmosphere which is safe and provides space for residents to experience personal growth and healing.
Cardinal Community House operates a 150-bed campus for both males and females experiencing homelessness or need additional support or structure. Case Managers are assigned to each resident to assist in the following areas:
Improve Health Outcomes
Establish Regimens for Maintaining Health & Well-Being
Regain & incorporate autonomy
Practice sobriety & healthy coping skills
Experience educational & professional growth
Develop a positive self-image
Learn/Display appropriate interpersonal skills
Secure & maintain employment
Legitimize his/her lifestyle; obtain proper identification, car insurance, etc.
Practice proper financial management
Reunite with his/her family & strengthen relationships
Establish & maintain healthy relationships
Be familiar with community service
Residents are counseled to meet measurable personal goals which are based on these thirtheen (13) objectives and which are founded in realistic awareness of themselves.