The West Allegheny Ministerial Chaplaincy Cares Ministry is an ecumenical ministry across churches in the West Allegheny region.
First responders make referrals to the chaplaincy and it’s the individual’s choose to initiate contact with a chaplain via phone.
Chaplains rely on discernment from the Holy Spirit and have received training in trauma informed communication. Chaplains act as second responders making themselves available to our neighbors who are in a place of crisis and isolated from community. Chaplains act as the hands and feet of Christ making themselves available to listen as people process their experience, and when appropriate, follow up with referrals to community resources. Chaplains are on call on a rotating basis throughout the year.
Additionally, Chaplains are committed to individually praying for our community’s first responders as well as the families of the community as a whole. Chaplains come together every other month to engage in a time of prayer together. Chaplains periodically do special things to honor our first responders.
If you’d like to learn more about becoming a chaplain, email Cindy Hatch at firstname.lastname@example.org