Since its founding more than half a century ago, spirituality has been an integral part of Caron’s treatment programs. We believe that fostering spiritual and personal growth is vital to successful and meaningful recovery, and spirituality is an important part of each patient’s individualized treatment plan.
Caron Renaissance offers a non-sectarian spiritual program that stresses positive values and behaviors, but does not try to influence or change any patient’s personal religious or spiritual beliefs. Our clinical philosophy is in tune with Judeo-Christian value systems, but also incorporates the values of other faiths. Patients may attend services and have access to clergy and spiritual leaders that are consistent with their personal faith backgrounds.
Religious leaders are welcome at Caron Renaissance, and are encouraged to stay in touch and conduct pastoral visits, as appropriate and necessary. In some instances, clergy may take part in clinical activities. Referring clergy interact with Caron Renaissance’s Spiritual Services department and staff during and following the admissions process.
We offer a Spiritual Friday program during which community-based spiritual leaders lead discussion groups centered on issues of spirituality. This provides exposure to a variety of spiritual beliefs and practices, allowing patients to learn about other faiths. While patients are encouraged to explore and be open to varying spiritual practices, Caron Renaissance is careful to assure that the spiritual or religious needs of each patient are met, and patients are free to worship in community-based settings or attend Recovery services at Caron Renaissance.
Members of the Spiritual Services department work hard to assure that the spiritual needs of all patients are met, and participate as members of each patient’s team.