What is Community Chaplaincy Support? 

The Chaplaincy is designed to support the efforts of its service agencies by offering spiritual guidance and assistance to persons confronted with community crisis experiences.

North Dakota Health & Human Services has contracted with Crisis Care Chaplaincy to serve as the umbrella organization for Community Service Chaplaincy in North Dakota. 

What is a Community Service Chaplain? 

  • The basic role of the chaplain is to assist the agencies we serve in situations involving personal family crisis, emotional trauma, or other pastoral problems or concerns.
  • The chaplain is the emergency services representative to the faith community.
  • The value of chaplains seeks to lighten the burden of our agencies' personnel by performing tasks that tend to have a greater emotional and spiritual impact rather than legal implications.

Community service chaplains have been trained to provide emotional and non-denominational spiritual care to people who have experienced crises in their communities.

How to Request Community Service Chaplaincy:

If your community, worksite, school, organization or other group needs community service chaplaincy, contact FirstLink at 211. 

There is no charge for either of these services.

For more information and resources on responder stress management, click here