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Chaplaincy Program at Tennyson Center for Children

At Tennyson Center for Children, we believe the spiritual needs of the children and families we serve are as important as any of their other needs. The role of the faith and spirituality program is to help children and families clarify and develop their own values, see themselves as interrelated with community in meaningful ways, and to encourage a world view filled with hope, healing, and wholeness. We respect all religious and spiritual beliefs that lead to healing, reconciliation and wholeness; thus we will offer to provide opportunities for client’s of all faith backgrounds to practice their own religious beliefs. 

Children at the Tennyson Center for Children are provided numerous opportunities to meet their spiritual needs while in placement. In our nondenominational and ecumenical programs, the children are encouraged to participate in spiritual education, explore their understanding of God, express their personal faith, and apply moral principles to their lives. Participation in faith and spiritual services is optional, and services are tailored to the unique needs of individual clients. It is our intent to honor families and referring agent’s desires, beliefs, and/or policies. 

Spiritual services can include individual mentoring, group story time, Bible study, worship services led by the chaplain and/or community volunteers approved by the chaplain, participation in community service projects, moral development, memorials and community celebrations and worship experiences in the local community.  For more information on Tennyson Center's Chaplaincy Program, call Angela Sanders at 720.855.3545.