The Soul Food Project
Food for the body is not enough. There must be food for the soul.
Soul Food For Thought
Welcome to the
Soul Food Project
I'm Rev. Melissa Tustin, Director of the Soul Food Project, a pilot program in interfaith spiritual support for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities regardless of religious affiliation. We provide interfaith resources, training and consulting services to caregivers and faith communities in the Northeast Region seeking to honor the human need for meaning and connection. Learn more about spiritual support. Book a training event or consultation. The Soul Food Project is funded by Minute Man Arc, through grants from CHNA-Area 15 and Emerson Hospital and by the Northeast Region of the Department of Developmental Services.
Available Training Materials and Consulting Services
Beginning in September 2021, caregivers, agencies and faith leaders within the Northeast Region of the Department of Developmental Services may request training or individual consultation in spiritual support. Book an appointment here.
Soul Food 101
40 minute introduction to the spiritual support process
Accessible Grief Care
40 minutes of best practices in grief support
Accessible End-of-Life Care
40 minutes on goodbye counseling, advanced directives and memorial planning
Soul Food Recipes
40 minutes on simple, non-religious spiritual practices that can reduce anxiety and increase connection
40 minute introduction to inclusive practices for faith communities
Contact us to book a 1 hour consultation on a spiritual support topic of your choice.