Convalescent Hospital Ministry

The Convalescent Hospital Ministry (CHM) of Santa Clara Valley invites and trains teams of volunteers from churches throughout the valley to visit residents of convalescent hospitals and nursing homes. The mission of CHM is to bring human comfort and spiritual nurture to residents.

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Each month a CHM team from Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church visits three local facilities—Sunrise Assisted Living, Idylwood Care Center, Cedar Crest Nursing & Rehabilitation—and conducts five devotional services for about 100 residents. The patients enjoy old, familiar hymns, listen to a reading and a message of love and hope, and their birthdays are celebrated. Through these interactions and personal conversation the residents feel connected to the volunteers.

For more information or to find out how you might participate, contact