Honoring The Spirit Through Loving Care And Service
Sojourn chaplains provide spiritual and emotional support to the diverse population of patients, their loved ones and the staff of San Francisco General Hospital. Chaplains serve individuals of all faiths and spiritual traditions and those claiming no specific tradition. Chaplains offer compassion and human connection through active listening and genuine presence. At the request of those served, chaplains also facilitate prayer, ritual, sacramental ministry, and access to scripture and devotional resources of many faith traditions written in multiple languages. Our chaplains come from a variety of traditions and backgrounds, and support the faith and spirituality of every individual they serve.
Sojourn continually seeks to build and support a volunteer community described by diversity of faith, gender, race, culture, and sexual orientation. We welcome those who are interested in providing hospital chaplaincy to contact us for further information about our volunteer programs.
We train individuals from all Bay Area communities called to chaplaincy work or other outreach ministry, whether they wish to work at SFGH or another health care institution or pastoral care setting. Sojourn also provides programs of training for seminary and university students. We provide continuing education for our SFGH volunteer chaplains, including attending to the unique spiritual needs presented by domestic violence – a reality faced by many who receive care at SFGH. For information on current and upcoming education programs, please click here.