The Chaplaincy Center sends its skilled and highly educated caregivers to patients’ bedsides to offer compassionate, thoughtful care at a time when spiritual and emotional support are needed. We provide 24/7 coverage to three sites in Rhode Island, working in close partnership with our contracted institutions. As an independent teaching center, we run a highly rated clinical pastoral education program for our interns, offer personalized leadership for our staff, and play an active role in shaping pastoral care best practices in New England. TCC values theological and cultural diversity in its multi-faith employees, pursues the highest levels of academic excellence in its affiliation with Brown University Medical School, and has faith in the lasting power of hope to affirm and uplift patients in need of healing.
For over forty years, TCC has been a center of learning for spiritual caregivers in some of the major hospitals, hospices, and elder care facilities of Rhode Island. As the first free-standing center for clinical pastoral education in the country, TCC has been known for its historic relationship with Brown University since 1976, and as such, has been a leader in integrating pastoral care with medical practice. TCC was the first nationally accredited center to teach spirituality in a major medical school, and is respected in its field for its unique organizational autonomy. The Center runs graduate level training for clinical pastoral education practitioners, who go on to serve as chaplains and spiritual caregivers in hospital, hospice, academic, prison, parish and long-term care settings nationwide. Today, our multi-faith chaplains provide pastoral care to patients, families, and medical staff, caring for a diverse population to provide sacred listening, spiritual support, and deep soul connections with all whom we are privileged to serve.