The chaplains of Spiritual Care Services recognize and affirm the many people in the UCSF community who are devoting themselves tirelessly to the cause of justice. In a variety of ways UCSF students, faculty, and staff are striving against the racism and other types of discrimination that undergird and shape institutions in the United States, including our own campus and the medical center. Our team of chaplains recognizes the emotional and spiritual distress that people in our community, and particularly people of color and other marginalized persons, are feeling during this time in our national life. Aware of the significant, persistent, well-documented health disparities with respect to race, socio-economic status, culture, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, and gender identity that exist in our country, we want you to know that we are here for you: to listen when you have need, to support you in this effort, and to advocate with you toward the goal of creating a more just and better world. You are in our minds and hearts now and always as we all seek to advance this vision.
Please feel free to e-mail with any questions or concerns. If you require immediate assistance with your spiritual and emotional needs, an on-call chaplain is available 24/7 at Parnassus (pager 415-443-2273) and Mission Bay (Voalté phone 415-476-9720).
Additional resources and support can be found at UCSF’s Office of Diversity and Outreach.
A PDF copy of this statement can be downloaded here.