St. Benedict Health and Healing Ministry (SBHHM) is a Colorado non-profit organization and a Diocesan Institution in the Episcopal Diocese of Colorado. We strive to bring together multiple agencies, both health and human services to create accessible health care for all. SBHHM partners with local and regional health care and human services agencies in an effort to meet the needs of the nearly 28,000 uninsured people in Boulder County (Source: Boulder County Trends Report 2015.)
St. Benedict Health and Healing Ministry is a faith-based organization, drawing on the Benedictine spirituality values of hospitality, dignity, and compassion. Although we are faith based, we are completely non denominational in our outreach. All are welcome!
In June 2005, St. Benedict Health and Health and Healing Ministry began its health care outreach in Boulder County with its first Free Clinic at Sister Carmen Community Center.
In Fall 2005, SBHHM opened its second Free Clinic at St. John’s Episcopal Church.
In September 2007, we received a grant from Rose Community Foundation which enabled us to hire a grant writer and expand our funding base.
In October 2007, Rev. Sally Bowersox, our executive director, attended the first session of the “Clergy Leadership Project,” a two-year program sponsored by Trinity Wall Street, an Episcopal Church and Foundation in New York City. Participants explore innovative ideas in science, culture, organizational theory, and congregational studies to develop strong leadership for the mission of the Church in the 21st century.
In July 2011, SBHHM secured a permanent home via our office and clinic at Sister Carmen Community Center’s food bank.
In January 2013, SBHHM began offering free clinics at the OUR Center in Longmont.
In November 2013, SBBHM began, in memory of the Rev. Don Burt, a program to provide over-the-counter medications and basic health care supplies to homeless individuals staying at Boulder Overflow for Homeless Outreach’s (BOHO’s) emergency warming centers. The program is called the Don Burt Community Care Program.
In June 2014, SBHHM began partnering with Longmont Community Health Network, which lead to hiring our first volunteer paramedics.
Our professional service partners include
- Clinica Family Health – Lafayette
- People’s Clinic – Boulder
- OUR Center in Longmont
- HopeLight Clinic
- Dental Aid
- Boulder County Aids Project
- Boulder County Cares
- Emergency Family Assistance
- Boulder County Safe House
- Boulder Community Hospital
- Boulder Homeless Shelter
- Bridge House
- Project HOPE
- American Diabetes Association
- Mexican Consulate – Denver