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Caring for the Congregation – VNA’s Faith Community Nursing Program

Offered in Aroostook and Cumberland Counties, the mission of the faith community nursing program is to assist local faith communities in their effort to provide spiritual, physical, psychological and social care to their members and neighborhoods by facilitating the establishment and maintenance of the Faith Community Nursing Program in community congregations.

Our program includes nurses as well as social workers and other volunteers from the various congregations who want to support and help other members of their congregation. The Faith Community Nurse’s role focuses on personal health counseling, health education, referrals, wellness, promotion, advocacy and integration of faith and healing. VNA also provides a liaison to help support the congregation and train their volunteers to be able to provide the support needed by their members.

The Faith Community Nursing Program is involved in numerous activities to reach out and empower members within the community. From blood pressure clinics to exercise classes to home visits, the volunteer team lives and works in the community it serves.
  • Blood Pressure Clinics
  • Immunization Clinics
  • Health counseling and screenings
  • Education on health and wellness issues
  • Advocacy on behalf of the patient
  • Liaison for information on accessing available resources in the area
  • Nutrition and weight management
  • Walking and exercise groups
  • Health education classes
  • Stress management
  • Diabetes information
  • Home visits