Not that long ago, people were shocked at a viral video showing a homeless woman discharged from a hospital to the street here in Duluth. But that was over a year ago. Since then, Duluth's Bob Tavani Medical Respite House - one of only 62 in the nation - has provided a safe and nurturing place for homeless persons, giving them the necessary time to fully recuperate from hospital treatments.
KUMD talks with Kelly Wallin, one of the two live-in volunteers at the Medical Respite House, about the past year of care that they have provided our community.
The house is entirely volunteer-run and supported by donations.