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Spiritual Care Association Announces New Website, Call Center to Show Compassion in the Time of Coronavirus
SCA Member Chaplains are Volunteering to Answer Calls and Communications to Provide Spiritual Comfort and Support During These Uncertain Times
In response to the coronavirus, Spiritual Care Association has taken action to mobilize their organizations to address the fear, anxiety and stress of this national event.
SCA has built a website at www.atimeforcompassion.org. It is populated with advice and guidance to alleviate fears and anxieties during this national crisis.
SCA is also offering people the chance to email or call and speak to a chaplain. A call to action was sent out and chaplains across the globe responded quickly to volunteer their time during this crisis and pandemic to answer emails and return calls.
“Chaplais are uniquely suited to respond to this. The announcement of a national crisis makes available new opportunities and funding to meet the coronavirus challenge but also strikes fear in the hearts of many. The rising number of cases of the virus, the quarantine of towns, etc. have us all unsettled,” said SCA President and CEO the Rev. Eric J. Hall. “This is indeed a time for compassion. Chaplains have so much to offer at this moment. We can rise to this occasion and tend to the soul of the country.”
Chaplains help people in spiritual distress to identify and draw upon their sources of spiritual strength — regardless of religion or beliefs. They do not provide medical advice, rather they listen and offer spiritual comfort and support. Spiritual distress can affect one’s whole being — body, mind, and spirit.
If you are experiencing overwhelming emotions, spiritual pain, or a sense of distress, SCA invites you to connect with a trained and board certified professional chaplain by email, phone or video call — free of charge — who will listen and offer spiritual care and support at http://www.atimeforcompassion.org/get-help.