Spiritual Care

Spiritual Care, Religious Services & Chapel - The Barry Robinson Center

Treatment at The Center encompasses the whole child – mind, body and soul. Our faith component allows all children, regardless of religious denomination, the chance to explore their spirituality. Our full-time spiritual care director, Sister Emily, taught for 20 years and is a valuable resource for our residents and other staff members. We also partner with Father Joseph Metzger, a local priest from a nearby parish, who officiates monthly prayer services, voluntarily attended by residents, in addition to dining with the children and meeting with them upon special request. In addition, we welcome leaders from all religions, to visit our Center and talk with residents.

Sister Emily Faubion

Our campus chapel, built in 1954, is a haven for spirituality. Residents and staff who seek answers to the larger questions in life often find comfort within its walls. Our choir, Voices of PRIDE, performs at the chapel, and all are invited to attend the Sunday evening prayer service. Residents also have the chance to learn about religious traditions, such as sampling traditional foods served during Passover.

Religious services are always optional. Regardless of a child’s faith, we believe in sharing the Judeo-Christian values of forgiveness, gratitude and compassion. We seek to give all children a sense of hope for the future and to show them that they are valuable, that their lives have purpose, and that they are loved.

TESTIMONIALS

One families story from crisis to hope. We are your typical American family; happily married parents, four kids, and a dog. In the early weeks of 2016, we found ourselves in a family crisis like none other we had …
Voices of Pride at The Memory Center What a great performance today by the Voices of Pride! Everyone really enjoyed the singing performance by the children.  The BRC children were respectful and helpful to the staff …
Hi Debbie: I hope you are well.  Thank you for following up with me last week.  I just want to let you know how much I appreciate the communication from The Barry Robinson Center.  My son was asking his dad and me …
Hello: I wanted to respond to your email once I arrived home and got situated. I had a wonderful trip. Everything couldn't have gone better if I had planned it. Every interaction that I had with staff, my time with my …
I want to thank you all. I have met a few families at the Ronald McDonald House staying there to tour Barry Robinson and I've told them how amazing you all have been and the amazing difference you've all made with my …
Good Morning: I am sitting at the airport in Virginia thinking about the wonderful weekend I spent with my daughter. It was not perfect, and started a bit rocky, but the recovery was quick which enabled us to spend …
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