Much of our work has its basis in spirituality and faith. At Access Services we believe that all people are created equal and in God’s image. Our Spiritual Care Program provides spiritual support to people with developmental disabilities and mental illness.

In serving an individual with developmental disabilities and mental illness we desire to support the whole person, taking care to minister to the spiritual, emotional, physical and cognitive health of the individual.

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Links to Mental Health Resources

Below are links to national organizations that are involved in mental health advocacy and spiritual support.

NAMI FaithNet is an interfaith resource network of NAMI members, friends, clergy and congregations of all faith traditions who wish to encourage faith communities who are welcoming and supportive of persons and families living with mental illness.http://www.nami.org/Get-Involved/NAMI-FaithNet

Mental Health Ministries is an interfaith web based ministry to provide educational resources to help erase the stigma of mental illness in our faith communities.
http://mentalhealthministries.net/

Hope for Mental Health: A ministry started by Rick and Kay Warren, Hope for Mental Health provides resources to churches to prepare to help and minister to those coping with a mental illness. http://hope4mentalhealth.com/

A ministry started by someone with a disability herself, Joni and Friends, gives you easy and simple instructions on how to find help and cope with a disability yourself, or for your ministry to better understand the place that a person with a disability may be coming from and what the best steps of actions are for your ministry to take when helping someone with a disability. http://www.joniandfriends.org/help-and-resources/ and http://www.joniandfriends.org/education-and-training/

Located in Harleysville, PA, Peaceful Living specifically provides support to persons with disabilities within a faith community. http://www.peacefulliving.org/congregational-and-community-education

 

If you are interested in helping us develop faith-community relationships by raising awareness and providing resource assistance and support to congregations and organizations in your community, please call our Chaplain, Dave Eckert, at 215.540.2150, x286 or email DEckert@accessservices.org.

Access Services is an Equal Opportunity Care Provider.