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Joel T. Allison Faith in Action Initiatives

Sharing our resources with the local and worldwide community

Baylor Scott & White Health employees have consistently affirmed the organization's mission and ministry as an influential factor in their work

In addition, Baylor Scott & White has consistently supported its employees' passions and invested in partnerships in Texas, the United States and around the world that reflect its commitment to health and healing.​​

The system started Faith in Action Initiatives (FIAI) to maximize its impact locally and worldwide by providing employees spiritual development, volunteer opportunities and prioritizing the wide array of partnership/support opportunities in order to invest system resources wisely, avoid waste and duplication of efforts.


Support Our Initiatives

Faith in Action is one of the four primary areas of strategic and philanthropic focus for Baylor Scott & White Health.

FIAI Programs

Learn more about our FIAI programs.

  • Second Life Resources
  • Disaster Relief
  • James Lecture
  • Faith Community Health
  • Medical Missions
  • Sacred Vocation Program

Second Life Resources

Baylor Scott & White Health is a very blessed hospital organization with a constant influx of new equipment and supplies. We receive recyclable equipment from the various hospitals, sort through those materials at the FIAI warehouse and freely provide these supplies to worthy opportunities on the local as well the international scenes. Local missions can often times utilize our office furniture and filing systems. Dozens of non-profit organizations have benefited from second life resources in the past year.

Items You May Find at Our Warehouse

Warehouse Location


310 N. Walton St.
Dallas, TX 75226

By appointment only from Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Closed on weekends.


2911 Herring Ave.
Waco, TX 76708

By appointment only from Monday through Thursday.
Friday 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Closed on weekends.

Request Medical Supplies or Equipment

Call 254.202.1280 for Central Texas and 214.818.1080 for North Texas.

BSWH hospitals provide highly valuable supplies to be recycled for humanitarian and faith based projects. As we also develop a positive public reputation, we are beginning to receive donations from many other civic group and medical institutions.

Note: We accept only useful items in working condition that serve a purpose in our mission. To make a donation of medical supplies and other hospital furnishings or to pick up supplies contact:


Baylor Scott & White clinical or non-clinical staff members and non-Baylor Scott & White employees are critically needed as volunteer to assist in the sorting and identification process at the FIAI Warehouse. Their expertise is needed so we can make certain we are utilizing all resources in the most efficient manner. For further information contact:

  • Central Texas: 254.202.1280
  • North Texas: 214.818.1080

Disaster Relief

Faith in Action coordinates the disaster relief efforts of Baylor Scott & White Health. This office gathers physical, medical resources as well as money to address disasters anywhere in the world. In the past, we have responded to disasters in Japan, India, Pakistan and Philippines. Locally, we have reached out to New England; West, Texas; Colorado; Oklahoma; Missouri; and Arkansas.

James Lecture

These lectures are designed to bring clergy and medical personnel together to discuss a common point of concern for all patients, families, and our society. For example, medical ethics issues and end-of-life concerns have to be addressed from both spiritual and clinical perspective.

Faith Community Health

The goal of Faith Community Health is to help people reach optimal health by integrating faith communities with healthcare to provide more effective patient navigation, education, and support to create healthier communities.

The goal in this initiative is to introduce compassionate volunteers to vulnerable patients being released from our hospitals. These new friendships help the people, many times senior adults, to manage their healthcare needs in the upcoming critical months of recovery.

Medical Missions

Faith in Action Initiatives provides monetary scholarships to Baylor Scott & White employees going on international missions trips. We are very enthusiastic for our employees' participation on such experiences where they can utilize their skills for God’s glory in an international context. Such a trip can shape their lives for the good, strengthening their faith, increasing their cultural insight and making them a more competent medical professional as they work for Baylor Scott & White.

To learn more about scholarships and FIAI, contact:

Sacred Vocation Program

The aim of the Sacred Vocation Program (SVP) is to cultivate and renew a sense of sacred vocation for all BSWH staff thereby enhancing the spiritual and emotional care of patients and their families. “Spiritual” as used in this program means different things to different people. Some think of living their life purpose, some heart or soul-work. This facilitation group is for anyone who cares deeply about healing patients in body, mind and spirit. This aim is accomplished by following these guiding principles:

  • Nurturing the spirit of patients by first nurturing the spirit of staff/caregivers
  • Realizing that everyone has the power to heal and the power to harm
  • Recognizing one’s self as healer helps give meaning and validation to life
  • Shaping a healthy work environment allows for more meaningful experiences to occur
  • It is the right thing to do (mission, vision, values) and it produces results (patient satisfaction, employee satisfaction and retention)

For more information contact:

  • FIAI in South Sudan

    In the spring of 2013, FIAI gathered an inventory of medical supplies, exam tables and operating bed for a new hospital in South Sudan. A 40-ft. container was loaded and shipped to serve the people of South Sudan who often pass away from common illnesses and medical procedures.

Helping Locally and Abroad
When disasters happen, Faith In Action Initiatives (FIAI), our system-wide spiritual care and outreach program, helps by providing resources to organizations who need assistance locally and abroad.

To help with relief efforts, FIAI is collecting new blankets and socks, and personal hygiene kits.
Donate new blankets, new socks or a personal hygiene kit (in a gallon size re-sealable plastic bag) that contains:

Limiting donations to the items listed:

  • Soap
  • Deodorant
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste
  • Shampoo/hair products
  • Comb/brush
  • Lotion
  • Shaving cream/razor
  • Washcloth
  • Facial tissue
  • Feminine hygiene items
  • First aid kit
Donation Locations

Central Texas

  • FIAI Second Life Resource Center: 2911 Herring Ave., Waco
    • Delivery hours: 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM (closed at noon for lunch)
    • For more information, contact Matthew Hoffman at 254.202.2180

North Texas

  • FIAI Second Life Resource Center: 310 N Walton St. Dallas, TX 75226

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