Spiritual Care at Lindner Center of HOPE
Spiritual Care is an important part of caring for the whole person. At Lindner Center of HOPE, spiritual care is provided by trained interfaith chaplains and volunteers. Our mission is to assure that the religious, spiritual, and cultural beliefs and practices of patients and families are respected, and to assist patients who value spirituality and faith in using these as part of their recovery.
Over 200 research studies have shown that a religious commitment is associated with:
- Better physical and functional status
- Reduced extent of psychopathology
- Greater emotional well-being
- Improved coping
- Strengthening of social supports
- Overall health enhancement
Spiritual Care Staff Offer:
- Enrichment Groups on the units
- Renewed Hope spirituality group on Sunday afternoons
- Catholic Communion weekly
- “Rhythm and Soul” group empowerment drumming
- Grief and Bereavement support and resources
Meet the Staff:
Brenda Sing Ota, Spiritual Care Assistant
The Faith Center
Uniquely designed to seat up to 32 people, the Faith Center offers a tranquil atmosphere to enhance the essential spiritual care we provide for our patients and their families. The Faith Center includes a piano and a meditation.
“Spirituality is the aspect of humanity that refers to the way individuals seek and express meaning and purpose, and the way they experience their connectedness to the moment, to self, to others, to nature, and to the significant or sacred.”
– Dr. Christina Puchalski, Director of the George Washington University Institute for Spirituality and Health.