The ISC is dedicated to providing resources that assist people to serve Christ's mission of compassion, healing, and justice. In this spirit, we offer direct service programs and Ignatian spirituality opportunities to individuals and communities that might otherwise be underserved; and spiritual support for those who work or volunteer in the margins.

We collaborate with communities in the margins seeking our partnership by:

  • Listening to their desires
  • Appreciating the spirituality that already exists within their communities
  • Respecting their experience of God
  • Responding to what we hear, appreciate, and respect through a relationship of mutuality.
I’ve been waiting for years for this healing message.
— Cora, Recovery Cafe Member & Book Series Participant

Questions about our Outreach Programs? Contact Outreach Service coordinator Carolyn Hickman.

recovery café partnership

The ISC has been collaborating with Recovery Café for over a decade, and includes adaptations of our regular programming and book series, including books by authors Paul Coutinho, S.J.,  Anthony DeMello, S.J., Margaret Silf, and James Martin, S.J. We have explored themese such as awareness, the Spiritual Exercises, discernment, and forgiveness. A trusted group of facilitators provide the book series 2-3 times a year.

We welcome your support in our partnership with Recovery Café. Click here to donate.

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Solidarity in service: morning of reflection

Solidarity in Service: Morning of Reflection is a day offered to enrich and support those serving people in the margins. Volunteers from a variety of helping professions and volunteer backgrounds come together for an opportunity to connect faith, spirituality, hospitality, and a shared sense of mission, using the lens of Ignatian Spirituality. The day includes time for reflection, sharing, and fellowship.

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the way of companionship: accompanying those in society's margins

The Way of Companionship training is based on the experience and ministry of Craig Rennebohm, a retired Seattle area chaplain and homelessness advocate. This training offers a clear language and compassionate approach to companionship. Explore five core practices anyone can apply to support individuals on the road to healing, recovery, and wholeness. Anyone working with or desiring to work with people in society’s margins will benefit from this program.

Jesuit Volunteer Corp: spiritual direction Support

Are you a current Jesuit Volunteer or EnCorp Jesuit Volunteer? If so, you are eligible to receive free spiritual direction through our Spiritual Connections service. Please contact Carolyn Hickman, coordinator for Outreach Services.

All day long I have been looking for one minute of peace. Coming here tonight I have received a whole evening of peace.
— Chelsea, Recovery Cafe Member & Outreach Participant