CONTACT: Gina Irwin
December 20, 2011
Manager of Community Relations
CHS Continuing Care

(631) 465-6433

Melville, NY- Catholic Health Services (CHS) of Long Island, one of the region’s largest integrated healthcare systems, is sponsoring a training program for volunteers who are interested in becoming a CHS Spiritual Care Companion.  This free program will offer individuals the required skills necessary for caring and listening to people who are sick or elderly. The training classes will cover such topics as: goals of ministry to the sick, how to be a good listener, how to respond to crisis and grief and more.

Learn more about sharing your gift of time and presence as a CHS Spiritual Care Companion and help those who are hospitalized, living in a nursing home, or homebound. We are particularly looking for Spanish speaking volunteers. Those interested may attend an informational session on Tuesday, February 7th from 9:30am – 11:30am at Our Lady of Consolation, 111 Beach Drive, West Islip. There will be 6 training sessions which will run from February 28th through April 3rd. All sessions are from 9:30am – 12:30pm. Light refreshments will be served. 

For further information, please call Carol Cella at 631-465-6307 or Trish Luvin at 631-465-6306.

Founded in 1997, Catholic Health Services of Long Island is an integrated healthcare delivery system that includes some of the region’s finest health and human service agencies. It is comprised of six hospitals, three nursing homes, a regional home care and hospice network, and a community-based agency for people with special needs. More than 15,200 staff and 2,700 medical professionals work within the system.