NAMPA, Idaho — Imagine being sent home from the hospital, but not having a house to go home to.
That's where a new recovery lodge in Nampa comes in.
It's funded by donations to the Boise Rescue Mission, which celebrated the lodge's grand opening Wednesday morning in Nampa.
The lodge, located on West Corporate Lane, just off Midland Boulevard, will serve people recovering from surgery, serious injury or illness - in cases where they need more care than is available in one of the Rescue Mission's other shelters.
"We're going to provide respite care to homeless people coming straight out of the hospital, who need a little more attention, a little more time, who need home health care," said Rev. Bill Roscoe, president and CEO of Boise Rescue Mission.
Saint Alphonsus, St. Luke's and Saltzer Health are all working with the Rescue Mission to support the recovery lodge, and to coordinate care for the patients who will go there.