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The mission of the Center for Respite Care is to provide quality, holistic medical care to homeless people who need a safe place to heal, while assisting them in breaking the cycle of homelessness.


Currently, the Center for Respite Care is not taking on-site volunteers. However, we hope to return to that as soon as the community opens up. For the time being we have maintained our meal program with volunteer teams preparing a meal and dropping it off to the center. We also have groups that assist us in stocking the pantry and freezer. The Center's website carries our wish-list for groups who want to do drives for these items that are always needed!


How Many People?​​

  • Whatever amount of people needed to prepare the meal (people can make different parts of the meal i.e. salad, side dish, main course, beverages, etc.) . When on-site volunteering is available, the group size will be up to 10 people

What is the Minimum Age Requirement?

  • All ages are welcome to help prepare the meal. (When on-site volunteering is available, the minimum age requirement will be 15 and over)

How Many Days a Week can You Serve?

  • 7 days a week!

What are the Times to Serve?

  • Lunch drop off happens at 11:30a and Dinner drop off is at 4:30p. If serving as a group, pick a location to gather all the courses of the meal and 1-2 people should drop off the meal at The Center for Respite Care.

What Should You Bring?

  • All you need is serving containers! We have a fully stocked kitchenette. If an item needs returned we can make provision for picking it up later.

How do You Sign Up to Serve?

  • Contact Edward Slater (information below)

Please email to sign up!


Visit website:


Edward Slater


Phone: (513) 621-1868

1615 Republic Street Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 (Over-the-Rhine)

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Rev. Kate Smith, Director of Summer Impact Cincinnati


Summer Impact is a ministry of Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church

1345 Grace Ave. 

Cincinnati, Ohio 45208

This website is made possible by

the Ohio River Valley District of the United Methodist Church and Colocate Ministry Consulting.