CHHSM is the United Church of Christ in action, serving as the hands and feet of Jesus Christ. More than 400 ministries provide quality, compassionate care to more than five million people annually.
The Council for Health and Human Service Ministries (CHHSM) is committed to advancing the work of all health and human service ministries of the United Church of Christ in creating a just, caring and compassionate world.
Our 72 corporate members, all affiliated with the United Church of Christ, operate more than 400 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, have combined assets of more than $9 trillion, and provide more than $877 million in uncompensated charitable care each year. New service ministries, founded by UCC congregations, are regularly welcomed into CHHSM membership.
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 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.
CHHSM is governed by a 15-member board of directors and managed by a staff of four.
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