It occurred to Dr. Roberts and the MISNS Board of Directors that a network of female chaplains could improve MMI for servicewomen. Dr. Roberts knew it would fill the void in emotional and spiritual support needed by servicewomen.
The Tubman Chaplain Network (TCN) is a network dedicated to matching qualified women chaplains with current veteran servicewomen in need of spiritual counseling for moral injuries suffered during their military service. Named in honor of the deeply religious, courageous, and strong leader of the Underground Railroad, TCN supports women in their darkest hours and guides them to a place of personal freedom, empowerment and strength.
Army chaplain colonel and member of MISNS Board of Directors, Karen Meeker, suggested the name, Tubman Chaplain Network. Harriet Tubman was a woman of religious conviction, courage and faith. Accordingly, TCN represents how Harriet accomplished freeing women from mental anguish.
We are interviewing for Chaplains
Our Network Qualifications
Our TCN chaplains are highly qualified ministers. They possess Master of Divinity (or equivalent) degrees and at least two years of experience as religious professionals. They volunteer their services while we provide them training on moral injury and cover them with liability insurance.
TCN provides emotional and spiritual support, pastoral counseling, and referrals to other services. Other services would be mental health counseling, government support, and shelters. Chaplains provide pastoral support and counseling services within the limits of their training, education, and denominational mandates.
TCN Chaplains provide services to those who are:
- Struggling to cope with their current situation,
- In need of advice,
- Looking to reconnect with their faith,
- Looking for a new faith,
- Finding a new path,
- Trying to interpret life through a spiritual lens, etc.
Offering help, Free of charge
TCN provides services free of charge and is open to servicewomen from the U.S. and Canadian armed forces.
To receive chaplain support from TCN, women will need to meet the following criteria:
- Identify as a woman.
- Be a citizen of the U.S. or Canada.
- Have served or are serving in the armed forces of either of the above countries.
TCN provides support to all women veterans, regardless of whether they are currently serving in the military or have been discharged (regardless of the type of discharge).
For chaplain services, Contact us
- Option 1: Leave a voicemail: 910-701-0306. Press 0 at the prompt and leave your message.
- Option 2: Send an email: email@example.com.
- Option 3: Use the online request form: Chaplain Request Form
We guarantee that your message will be received and that an intake specialist will respond to your request within 24 hours.
TCN does not provide emergency services. Women who are in immediate crisis, experiencing suicidal ideations, or need emergency food or shelter, should use one of the emergency contacts below:
In the U.S.:
- Veterans Crisis Line:
- 1-800-273-8255, press 1; or
- Text 838255
- 1-800-567-5803 (TDY/TTY)
- Visit: Veteran Affairs Canada
We will not share your information with anyone outside of the network. The only people who will have access to your information are the Intake Specialist, the Chaplain who provides support, and the Director of the Network. If we recommend that you be referred to another provider outside of TCN, we will receive your expressed permission to do so. Otherwise, your information is safe with us. We will NEVER sell, trade, or share your information with ANYONE other than those necessary to provide the support you need. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about this policy.
A complaint and investigation process has also been instituted in case a woman ever feels that she is mistreated by one of our chaplains. Of course, we don’t expect that to happen, but misunderstandings do occur. Every complaint will be thoroughly and fairly investigated.
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