- Counseling for those with such problems as absenteeism, depression, emotional and mental illness, and marriage difficulties.
- Providing emotional support and encouragement to individuals struggling to overcome substance abuse and addictive behavior.
- Influencing people to respect the property of others, thereby reducing crime.
- Comforting in times of stress, illness, hospital stays and bereavement.
- Helping people to better understand themselves and others.
- Promoting "Golden Rule" attitudes for mutual helpfulness, trustworthiness and dependability.
- Projecting a favorable image for the industry by establishing community relationships.
- Demonstrating the industry's concern for social, educational, spiritual and physician well-being of its employees.
- Supporting values encouraged by the racing industry such as integrity, loyalty and honesty.
- Officiating at weddings, funerals and other occasions.
The availablitiy of a chaplain in the stable area provides the individual
men and women of the race track with countless benefits, among them:
About the Race Track Chaplaincy Program
The RTCA was organized in 1971 by concerned Christians to help the men and
women at the race track and their familes, many of whom had no religious
community or leader to turn to in times of crisis. It has received
enthusiastic support from racetrack management and horsemen's