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CHHSM is the Council for Health and Human Service Ministries of the United Church of Christ.
We are a community of leaders and organizations committed to advancing the healing and service ministry of Jesus Christ.
Our 73 corporate members, all affiliated with the United Church of Christ, operate 363 communities and programs for children, youth, families, older adults and people with disabilities.
Our ministries range in size from small care centers to large hospital networks, but we are bound together by our call to serve others in faith. Together we represent the largest component of the UCC’s healing ministry; our organizations serve well over a million people annually and have combined assets of more than $3.9 billion.
Our purpose is reflected in our logo, where the central image is the basin and towel, traditional Christian symbols of service. As Jesus washed the feet of the disciples, so he commanded those who would follow him to serve others in his name. The symbol and name of the United Church of Christ is integral to the logo as well, expressing the commitment of our ministries to be one in service and covenant with the church.
Through special training programs and leadership education, we connect professional excellence with faith-based purpose.
Through collegial networks, consulting, and group services, we help each other with the business of ministry.
Through our UCC heritage, we discover ways to draw upon our faith history for the work today.