Outreach Spotlight: Barbara McInnis House

Through our Community Concerns Committee, Christ Church is a long-time supporter of the Barbara McInnis House, a medical respite facility run by Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program (BHCHP). The Barbara McInnis House provides care for homeless people who are too sick to live in a shelter, but not sick enough to stay in a hospital. Homeless individuals with serious health problems and nowhere to go can receive medical attention as well as participate in activities, such as acreative writing program, that provide a sense of normalcy. “If you think of the true meaning of respite,there’s something to being able to have a normal life, whether that’s doing some writing or crafts or bingo,” said Dr. Dave Munson, who works for BHCHP.