Welcome to Healing Words, a volunteer organization of college students who read aloud to patients and residents in hospitals, nursing homes, and hospices.
"Healing Words is about bringing cheer and lending a listening ear. The majority of nursing home, hospice, and hospital patients are not able to go outside, so we bring the outside world in to them." –Jacquelyn
"Healing Words enables pre-med students to relate to patients on a more personal level. Healing Words opened my eyes to the patients’ perspective and helped me to see the whole person rather than just the physical symptoms." –James
"Healing Words is a great opportunity to help out others by doing something as simple as talking with them. I volunteer at UAB hospital and look forward to my visits knowing that at the end of them both patients and I feel a million times better. I cannot think of a more rewarding way to spend my time." –Ryan
"The best part about being a reader is learning from the patients about past events and being able to offer my company to people who have no family who can visit them." –Aida