Celebrate 40 years with us!

If you missed the 40th Anniversary Evensong Service, never fear, there’s a recording linked right here

Will you join us in celebrating 40 years of loving service with a gift to Sojourn? Through the generous support of an anonymous donor, for the month of October, all gifts up to $7,000 will be matched dollar for dollar. That means your donation of $50 is a $100 gift to Sojourn. Please join us in winning this challenge gift and donate today.

Celebrating 40 years of Care

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For forty years we have traveled together through the wilderness of AIDS, trauma, injustice, homelessness, overdose, and COVID.

For forty years we have traveled together inviting and seeking healing through accompaniment and connection in the service of compassion.

Please join us for an Interfaith Evensong service at Grace Cathedral with a celebratory reception to honor the great distance we have traveled and our vision for the future that lies ahead.

We will gather in an indoor/outdoor space that opens to the outdoor patio to accommodate all comfort levels of gathering. Masks are required for the service.

We hope you can join us for a very special night.  Register for tickets here.

Support the work of compassion and service for people at their most vulnerable by making a donation to Sojourn Chaplaincy today.

Sojourn Honored by SFGH Foundation

This year the SF General Hospital Foundation chose to honor the tremendous work of Sojourn Chaplaincy in their annual Hearts in SF Event. We are so grateful and honored to receive this honor and to be among so many healthcare heroes here at the General. This event was held online and hosted by Pria David Clemens of KQED at the SF Giants Stadium. You can watch the Sojourn segment below or you can watch the entire event and celebrate all the award recipients by clicking here.

Want to support our work? Click here to donate to Sojourn.

COVID, Islamophobia and Ramadan

From 4-5pm on Thursday May 14th, please Join Sojourn Chaplaincy and ZSFG as we welcome Ameena Jandali from the Islamic Network Group for a workshop on Islamophobia and supporting Muslim patients. We will discuss ways healthcare providers can be in solidarity with the Muslim community and how to support Muslim patients during the Holy month of Ramadan.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84549844013?pwd=Wit5eVdaR25XcWtRM0pMbHEybW85UT09

Meeting ID: 845 4984 4013
Password: Ramadan

Emotional and Spiritual Care

Since 1982 Sojourn has practiced the mission described in its name: “to stay with for a time.” We offer compassion and understanding to patients and their loved ones as well as to the staff at SFGH. Our vision: Comprehensive spiritual and emotional support for everyone who needs it.

Sojourn Chaplains offer support through a skilled response to suffering. Chaplains work alongside patients, families and staff to support them in reconnecting with their inner resources that will carrying them through the challenges they face.

Orlando Vigil Altar 1Sojourn provides a critical element of San Francisco General Hospital’s holistic care. SFGH staff members are skilled in providing resources for physical, mental and emotional health. Sojourn completes the circle, by attending to the spiritual needs of patients, families and staff.

Dr. Jeanne St. Pierre, former Unit Chief of the LGBT Psychiatric Unit at SFGH writes: “Often in a day I realize the inadequacies of modern medical treatments for trauma, schizophrenia, substance dependence, and other causes of emotional suffering. At those times I am particularly grateful for the Services of Sojourn chaplains. Chaplains offer kindness and understanding to those who will likely never be cured, yet do not need to be alone with their pain.”

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We are grateful for you!

 

 

 

 

We are so grateful for all our supporters and partners who helped to make this Valentine’s Day, “Love Sojourn Day”.  By 3pm, we had exceed our goal of $500 and our generous donor decided to increase their match!  In total, we raised $803 and so with the matching gift Sojourn received $2,409!!

We bow our heads in gratitude to each of you for your support and your love.

We hope you will celebrate with us this Thursday February 21st for an Evensong at Grace Cathedral at 5:15pm.  Refreshments will be served and chaplains will be honored afterwards in the
Wilsey Room just below the Cathedral.

All are welcome–please bring family and friends!
We hope you can join us.

With Love,

Rev. Claire Bohman
Sojourn Director

Love Sojourn Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day! As we celebrate this day with all the chocolate, flowers and balloons, we want to send a giant Valentine to all our extended family. We are so grateful for your support, in all the ways you give it: the volunteer hours, the donations, the encouragement.

Today we are asking that you help us make this Valentine’s Day into Love Sojourn Day. Love the reading glasses we bring patients so that they can relax with scripture or a novel, love the prayers we pray with people worried about their diagnoses, love the daily meditations in the prayer and meditation room, love the heart we offer staff members who need a little support. Sojourn does so much at the General, for the people in our city who need it the most. Help us continue to wrap this hospital up in love.

We have a sweet “Love Sojourn Day” double matching donation of $1000. That means if everyone on this list comes together and donates $500, our generous donor will double it! Can you help us raise $1,500?

Please donate $5, $25, $100, $500 or whatever you are able by clicking here