CHAPLAIN SERVICES (Spirit and Soul) - Veteran Health Indiana
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Veteran Health Indiana

 

CHAPLAIN SERVICES (Spirit and Soul)

The Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center seeks to meet the spiritual and religious needs as well as the physical and psycho-social needs of our Veterans.

Our chaplain staff has a three-fold responsibility to every Veteran:

1) To ensure that Veterans (both inpatients and outpatients) receive appropriate spiritual and pastoral care, as desired or requested by the Veteran

2) to ensure that hospital and domiciliary patients' constitutional right to free exercise of religion is protected

3) to protect Veterans from having religion imposed upon them

As a part of the VA health care team, chaplains are here for you and your family regardless of your religious background or spiritual orientation.

Addiction and Spirituality

The Search for Meaning and Purpose for Veterans

Wednesdays @ 9:00am
6 week course

If interested contact:
Chaplain Green
Charles Smith @ 317-988-4355

Offered in partnership between Chaplain Service and SUDRP.  Group supports Veterans to process/examine their own spiritual journey, understanding and identifying how spiritual wellbeing is compromised by addiction.  Utilizes tools designed for spiritual recovery.

Chaplain On-Call

For Veterans, family and employees

Sun 3:00pm-6:30am
Mon 4:30pm-6:30am
Tue, Wed  6:30pm-6:30am
Thur 6:30pm-7:30am
Fri 6:30pm - 10:00am
Sat 6:30pm - 6:30am

For this service please call the Medical Administrative Assistant (MAA), (317) 988-2172 or
(317) 988-2506

Chaplain On-Call service. Available for inpatients and outpatients.

Grief Support Group, The Journey of Grief: Six Sessions of Support & Exploration

For Veterans & Family members as approved by facilitator.

6-week course.

Wednesdays @ 2:00pm.

If interested please call
Chaplain Service 317-988-4355.

To help Veterans seek discernment and understanding related to the losses that occur along life’s journey. Group explores the emotional and spiritual struggles natural to loss, creating helpful support models.

Search for Meaning

For Veterans.

Tuesdays @ 2:00pm. 

If interested please call
Chaplain Service 317-988-4355.

Class explores healing through spiritual connection. Class promotes connection with the spiritual self as a means of overcoming moral or spiritual injuries that result from trauma.

Spiritual Challenges & Faith Development:

For 5 east inpatients only

Recurring 12 week group.  

Sunday at 10:00am
Wednesday at 11:00am 

If interested please contact
Charles Smith                      
317-988-4355

The Spiritual maturity program guides Veterans toward healing and change. The Devotional program of holistic spirituality will enable Veterans to understand and experience the joy of their Higher Powers plan for their life and destiny.

Spiritual Construction & Building up for the Spiritual Journey:

For Domiciliary Veterans only.

Tuesday at 10:00am.

Program explores healing through spiritual connection.

Domiciliary Veterans only.

Spiritual Growth, Development & Transformation:

For Domiciliary Veterans only.

Recurring 12-week Group.

Tuesdays @ 7:00am
Thursdays @ 7:00am

Program explores healing through spiritual connection.

Domiciliary Veterans only.

Spirituality - Centering Prayer & Yoga 12 SR

For Inpatient 5 East & Domiciliary Veterans only.

Sunday at 10:00am 5 East
Thursdays at 1:00pm Domiciliary

Program explores healing through spiritual connection.

Inpatient 5 East & Domiciliary Veterans only.

Warrior 2 Soul Mate (W2SM)

Temporarily paused due to COVID restrictions.

For Veterans & Families

W2SM events are typically offered monthly.  

If interested please call
Chaplain Service  @
317-988-4355

Events occur both at the Medical Center, and at locations across the state of IN. Some W2SM events offered in partnership with State agencies and may require Veteran to complete an application. Some events include childcare.

Worship Services (Chapel)

All are welcome

Protestant Worship
Sunday at 9:30am 

Catholic Mass
Sunday 8:30am, 
Mon & Wed 12:00pm
 

For more information please call
Chaplain Service 317-988-4355    

Chaplains are available to coordinate religious & spiritual services with community clergy and religious leaders for Veterans whose faith traditions are not presently represented by members of the current Chaplain Service staff.

Spiritual Vibrations

For Domiciliary Veterans only

Recurring 12 week group.  
Tuesdays at 1:00pm

Program explores healing through spiritual connection.

Domiciliary Veterans only.

Quarterly Memorial Service

Temporarily paused due to COVID restrictions.

For Veterans, Family, Friends, Community & Employees

RSVP - Chaplain Service
317-988-4355

Memorial Service by announcement

Finding Meaning - Women Veterans Support Group

Female Veterans only.

Thursdays @ 10:00am.

If interested please call
Chaplain Headen @ 317-988-4355.

Group is designed to help begin the process of recovering from trauma and significant challenges in life using your own understanding of religion and/or spirituality. This is a Vet to Vet, all female group.

 

 

 

Contact

Chaplain Service
2nd floor, C wing
317-988-4355

Feedback and Questions
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