A Healing Place
By Peter A. Argentine
This moving video profiles the staff and residents of a respite program for homeless and elderly patients who have been released from the hospital, but are not yet able to manage their own care on the street or in their homes. At this unique shelter, they can rest and recuperate, not only physically, but emotionally and spiritually as well. This program documents a humane and effective solution to a problem that is growing daily as the economic constraints of the American healthcare system push hospitals to discharge patients "quicker and sicker."
Purchase $199 VHS
Order No. QA-199
ISBN (VHS) 1-57295-199-0
"Moving testimony of what can happen when people care about each other's welfare and are willing to demonstrate that care, one-to-one." Fred Rogers (TV's "Mr. Rogers")
Awards & Conference Screenings
Gold Cindy Award,
Special Achievement in Directing,
Association of Audio Visual Communicators
Health Care for the Homeless Conference
Healthcare for the Homeless: Looks at several innovative programs healthcare workers have created to meet the needs of homeless patients.
Almost Home: An unsentimental look at the lives of children who live in a homeless shelter, and at the adults who try to help them.
What's Wrong With This Picture: Families with children now make up more than a third of America's homeless. This video offers first-person insights into the realities of the homeless working poor.
Streetlife: Introduces us to several displaced and homeless families, and to the often over-burdened people who try to help them.
Peter, Donald, Willie, Pat: Video portraits of four homeless men living in a respite shelter, this video documents both their problems and their survival strategies.
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