Anti-Racism Center

To be a disciple is to be anti-racist. Through self and communal reflection and by continuing to gather resources, ideas, and wisdom, we hope this online collection supports our journey on the road of justice and grace.

Advocacy Center

We partnered with the United Church of Christ Justice and Witness Ministries to bring you this advocacy toolkit. The issues raised here stem from the variety of services CHHSM organizations provide nationwide.

By the Numbers

Together, CHHSM’s more than 400 health and human service programs and communities provide $1 billion in uncompensated, charitable care. This includes:

Individuals

served including 21,490 children; 19,710 youth; 16,498 families; 33,581 older adults; and 3,717 veterans

Beds

operated in facilities providing acute, skilled nursing, and memory care

Residential Units

including 21,167 affordable housing units; 10,035 independent living units; and 3,219 assisted living units

People

with developmental disabilities received residential and non-residential services

Hours

of volunteer service provided

workers

employed across UCC health and human service ministries

Latest News

Advocate Aurora Health Raises Employees’ Minimum Hourly Wage to $18

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | December 6, 2021

Advocate Aurora Health, one of the largest not-for-profit employers in Illinois and Wisconsin, raised its minimum hourly wage to $18. The increase was implemented Dec. 5, making Adovcate Aurora a regional leader and among the first health systems in the country to do so. The wage increase, intended to recognize Advocate Aurora team members’ critical…

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Adaptability and Support: Two Keys to United Church Outreach Ministry’s Success

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | December 1, 2021

In the past year and a half COVID-19 has forced CHHSM member United Church Outreach Ministry (UCOM) in Wyoming, Mich., to make many programmatic changes. Some programs have been put on hold, some have grown or been added, and almost all have been modified. One program that has changed for the better is UCOM’s Farm…

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United Caring Services Expands White Flag Program for Winter Months

By CHHSM Staff | November 19, 2021

Every year, the seasonal White Flag program at UCC-related United Caring Services (UCS) in Evansville, Ind., serves countless numbers of people experiencing homelessness, providing a warm place to shelter overnight when the temperature dips below freezing. When UCS puts out the white flag, people know the overnight shelter will be open that evening. But this…

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From the President

St. John’s Community Care awarded $50,000 grant from AgeSmart

By CHHSM Staff | December 6, 2021

St. John’s Community Care in Collinsville, Ill., recently was awarded a $50,000 grant from AgeSmart, a Fallon, Ill.-based organization that administers grants to nonprofit organizations serving older adults, caregivers, and grandparents raising grandchildren in Southwest Illinois. The grant will be used to underwrite three of St. John’s programs. “St. John’s Community Care is blessed to…

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