2022 CHHSM Annual Report

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From the Board Chair and President

Dear Friends:

This past year, CHHSM has moved Forward Together with our members, partners, churches, and friends. Together, we have supported the holy work of our diverse organizations to care for those in need across our nation. As we look back, CHHSM has achieved a great deal during the year:

New Leadership and Renewed Commitment to Racial Justice

Jamar Doyle began as President and CEO just six days before the 2022 Annual Gathering in Louisville, and Michelle Just presided as Board Chair for the first time at the 2022 Annual Gathering as well. During the Annual Business Meeting, CHHSM members voted to form a standing board committee to focus on Justice REDI (Justice, Race, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion.) This committee works with the other Board committees, the CHHSM staff, and contract consultants to integrate CHHSM’s Justice REDI initiatives across the life of the organization. The formation of this committee is in response to CHHSM’s commitment to implement the recommendations of a racial equity assessment, which guides our work towards becoming an anti-racist organization firmly committed to justice, inclusion and belonging.

Nollau Leadership Institute

The 17 members of the 2022-2023 class of the Nollau Leadership Institute participated in their first retreat in June and their second retreat in October at the Cedar Valley Retreat Center in West Bend, Wis. They concluded their journey with a one-day workshop at the CHHSM Annual Gathering in Denver in March 2023, where they were consecrated as Diakonal Ministers.

CHHSM also facilitated two Nollau To You day-long workshops. The first was in early August with the executive team at Good Samaritan Home in Evansville, Ind. The day focused on creating a foundation for change within both participants and the workplace. Our second Nollau To You, “Collaborating to Flourish,” was a one-day leadership retreat for the Heartland Conference held at the end of August. It was open to clergy and lay leaders in the conference, national UCC staff members, and CHHSM members affiliated with the conference. The day-long gathering was bracketed with worship, and included sessions on belonging and embodiment, sharing mission, and collaborating for justice.

CHHSM/JLCM Fellowship

Essence Ellis completed her year as the CHHSM/JLCM Fellowship in July. The Fellowship was formed in the spring of 2021 with support from CHHSM, JLCM, and the Pension Boards. During her fellowship year, Essence made a significant impact through her work in reproductive justice and advocacy. This work culminated in the creation of Reproductive Justice Messaging Toolkits for areas with extreme, or “trigger,” laws that have been enacted following the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Rev. Jerry Paul Scholar

After reviewing a stellar pool of applicants, Dr. Zaria Davis, a student at Eden Theological Seminary, was selected as the new Rev. Jerry Paul Scholar. As she worked to complete her M.Div. degree, she came to CHHSM with an amazing array of skills and experiences that proved valuable to the work of CHHSM and member organizations.

These are just some of CHHSM’s key accomplishments in 2022, achievements that would not have been possible without our staff and board and their genuine passion and love for service. We are honored to work with this team, our members, partners, and friends as we collectively breathe life into our mission, creating a more just, caring, and compassionate world.

Forward Together,

Jamar Doyle

President and CEO

Jamar Doyle

Michelle Just

Chair, Board of Directors

Michelle Just

Focusing on Justice

From the CHHSM board continuing to center its work on equity, diversity, and inclusion to the creation of reproductive justice toolkits in light of the Dobbs decision by the U.S. Supreme Court, CHHSM and our member organizations kept their focus on justice in 2022.

Board Meeting Builds on
RDEI-J Goals

Instrumental in reaching CHHSM’s RDEI-J goals is the work of the RDEI-J Standing Committee, which formed during the annual business meeting at the Annual Gathering.

Toolkits Offer Tangible Ways to Advocate for Women’s Rights

After the Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision overturning Roe v. Wade, the UCC’s Reproductive Justice Working Group released a Reproductive Justice Messaging Toolkit.

For UCAN, DEI is a Way of Living and Working

Increased awareness in societal racism has led organizations to examine their role in an antiracist society. UCAN has embraced this work for more than two decades.

Forming Leaders

CHHSM carried on in forming leaders through the Nollau Leadership Institute, holding two Nollau to You sessions, and supporting the work of emerging leaders through initiatives as the JLCM/CHHSM Fellow and the Jerry Paul Scholar program.

Nollau Examines Courageous Cultures in Organizations

At the second retreat of the Nollau class, participants delved into organizational awareness and the ecosystem in which leadership exists.

Retreat Creates Renewal, Reflection in Participants

“Collaborating to Flourish,” a one-day leadership retreat offered for the Heartland Conference, provided a deep breath and moment of reflection.

Inaugural Fellowship Success Celebrated

Essence Ellis completed a year-long experience of being the inaugural UCC Fellow with CHHSM and the UCC's Justice and Local Church Ministries.

Continuing to Care

Two years into the Covid-19 pandemic, CHHSM member organization continued to move Forward Together with creative responses to human need.

Partnership Helps Fill Community Mental Health Care Needs

The partnership between Seven Counties Services/Bellewood & Brooklawn and MOLO Village provides a variety of diverse support for the community.

Makerspace Gives Students at Crossroad Room to Create

Youth responded positively to experiential learning, and students and teachers champion the possibilities for student empowerment inherent in the system.

Phoebe Packs a Punch Against Parkinson’s

Rock Steady Boxing is a “non-contact, boxing-based fitness curriculum” designed to help participants manage the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease — a way to fight back.

Spotlight on Service

Together, CHHSM’s 417 health and human service programs and communities provided
$1 billion in uncompensated, charitable care.


served through community-based ambulatory health care

Residential Units

including 21,506 affordable housing units, 10,237 independent living units, and 3,301 assisted living units


providing acute and skilled nursing care

Children and Youth

cared for in residential and community behavioral health programs


of volunteer service


employed by CHHSM member organizations

2022 Financials

Select the chart elements below for more information. All figures are in U.S. Dollars ($).

2022 Revenue by Category

2022 Expenses by Category

Land and Labor Acknowledgement

Located in what is now known as Cleveland, Ohio, the Council for Health and Human Service Ministries, United Church of Christ acknowledges that we reside on the unceded territory of the Lenape (Delaware), Shawnee, Wyandot Miami, Ottawa, Potawatomi, and other Great Lakes tribes (Chippewa, Kickapoo, Wea, Pinakahsw, and Kaskaskia) who have stewarded this land for generations. We remember the horror and history of slavery and colonization on this land and honor the ongoing struggle for justice here. We acknowledge the thousands of Native Americans who now call Northeast Ohio home, and we give thanks for Lake Erie, the Shaker Lakes, and the oak, hickory, and beech trees with whom we share this land.