Pathways to Promise and the Mental Health Chaplaincy have partnered to administer The Companionship Movement, a practice of presence. The Companionship Movement is a relational response to isolation and distress, and supportive of healing and recovery through community.
Pathways to Promise is an interfaith cooperative, which was founded in 1988 by fourteen faith groups and mental health organizations to facilitate the faith community’s work in reaching out to those with mental illnesses and their families.
We provide training, consultation and other resources for faith groups who want to become supportive, caring communities for people with mental illnesses and their families. Our written resources, which include ministry manuals, bulletin inserts, and training curricula, are used by people at all levels of faith group structures from local congregations to regional and national faith group staff. Some written materials are available in Protestant, Roman Catholic or Jewish versions.
The Mental Health Chaplaincy is a Seattle-based non-profit that offers a companioning presence in the city for those living in homelessness, mental illness, addictions, and trauma. The continuing mission of MHC is 1) Outreach to our neighbors on the streets, 2) Offer spiritual care with persons in hospital or outpatient care where no other chaplain is available, 3) Provide Companionship trainings for anyone working with people facing adversity, 4) Hosting workshops, consulting, and public programs in select locations around the U.S., 5) Advocate for and educate on accessible mental health care that attends to the whole person provide.