Sojourn Chaplaincy is honored to announce we are recipients of a Hearts Grant from the San Francisco General Hospital Foundation. The San Francisco General Hospital Foundation has given Sojourn Chaplaincy $3,800 to support our work providing multi-faith spiritual care to the patients, families and staff of ZSFG. This money will go specifically to efforts to make our Prayer and Meditation room more accessible to people of different faiths and spiritual traditions. One dimension of this grant is to create a chest accessible for staff and visitors to store Muslim prayer rugs, Buddhist Malas, and other religious supplies.
We are thrilled to receive this generous grant and for all the support of the SFGH Foundation. Deep bows of gratitude to all the Officers, Members and most of all the donors of the SFGH Foundation. Thank you for supporting our work and for supporting the spiritual and emotional needs of the patients, families and staff of ZSFG!
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Please join us for “A Service of Hope” as we gather to remember those who lived under the shadow of drug overdose this year — those who have left this earthy life and those who are still with us. We will gather from 10:30-11:30am on Wednesday August 31st, 2016 in the Prayer and Meditation room of the San Francisco General Hospital. The prayer and meditation room is located on the 2nd floor of building 5 (the “old building”) at 1001 Potrero Ave in SF.
Later from 7-9pm Glide Memorial Church at 330 Ellis St in the Tenderloin district of SF will hold a memorial and celebration of life. There will be films, food, Narcan distribution, needle exchange, and an altar for remembering loved ones. Please bring art and pictures for share for the altar.
We are no longer accepting applications for our Fall 2016 Chaplain training program. Our Spring 2017 training session will run from Monday January 23rd to Friday May 19th. Applications for the Spring session are due Friday December 19th.
San Francisco General Hospital is a unique environment in which to learn: a busy county hospital providing medical services regardless of economic status. Many of the patients we serve are socially and economically marginalized, homeless, suffer from mental illness or substance abuse, or are victims of trauma or violence.
The Sojourn Training and Internship Education Programs introduce students to the work of hospital chaplaincy and assist them in developing spiritual care competencies. The programs include the following methods of learning: didactic seminars; reading & writing assignments; Peer Reflection Group, clinical coverage (direct patient care), group supervisory/reflection sessions, and individual supervision.
Sojourn is affiliated with seminaries of the Graduate Theological Union (and is in the process of developing relationships with other seminaries) for Field Education placements. Field Ed Internships are tailored to students wishing to complete their field education or do an internship or advanced field education placement in a chaplaincy setting. Interns work closely with on-site mentors who offer regular feedback and support. Students develop a learning covenant and work on specific learning goals, which often include goals related to leadership development, community-building, and teaching or educational opportunities.