Sojourner Health strives to promote the physical, mental and emotional well being of the women and children who reside in the crisis shelter and transitional housing program. Our services are designed to meet the unique needs of our residents, many of whom have experienced severe physical and psychological trauma at the hands of an abuser. Sojourner Health leverages community partnerships to ensure the women and children in our care have access to quality medical resources that will enable them to lead healthy, stable lives.
Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine & Health Sciences (SCNM) provides services two days a week for women and children residing in the crisis shelter and transitional housing program. Naturopathic treatments include clinical nutrition, herbal medicine, homeopathy and acupuncture. Phoenix Children’s Hospital (PCH) also provides mobile pediatric services for residents twice a week. PCH’s services are available to children and young adults from birth to 24 years old. Sojourner Center’s behavioral health clinic provides individual and group therapy, staff support groups, crisis management, behavioral modification and diagnostic evaluations for traumatic brain injuries (TBI) through the Sojourner BRAIN Program. Sojourner Health will also provide preventative dental care at an on-site clinic in the near future. In addition to SCNM and PCH, Sojourner Health’s partners include Arizona State University, University of Southern California School of Social Work,Midwestern University College of Medicine and Mayo Clinic.
Sojourner Center has partnered with our affiliate organization, Jewish Family and Children’s Service (JFCS), to provide on-site counseling to adults who are enrolled in a Sojourner Center program (crisis, transitional, or community outreach). A JFCS clinician provides individual therapy to clients at our crisis shelter three days per week. This clinician also coordinates with peer support specialists and medication providers at JFCS, so that Sojourner Center participants may have access to wrap-around behavioral health services.
Mission: To work collaboratively with health care experts to provide a full spectrum of integrated physical and behavioral health care to individuals and families affected by domestic violence.
Vision: To meet the physical and behavioral health care needs of adults and children who have experienced domestic violence.
“Most women arrive at Sojourner Center with no more than a plastic bag of belongings. They leave with a sense of hope.”