Convalescent Hospital Ministry

The Convalescent Hospital Ministry of Santa Clara Valley (CHM) invites and trains teams of volunteers from churches throughout the valley to visit residents of convalescent hospitals and residences. 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 and St. Luke's Lutheran Church visits two local facilities—Sunrise Assisted Living, and Idylwood Care Center. The team conducts four devotional services (two at each facility) for about 100 residents. The residents enjoy listening to old familiar hymns, a reading, and a message of love and hope. Their birthdays are celebrated as well. Through these interactions and personal conversations, the residents feel connected to the volunteers.

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