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Multiple Workshop Options Guarantee Meaningful Annual Gathering

By Barb Powell | February 13, 2024

Among the highlights of CHHSM’s Annual Gathering — to be held March 12-14, 2024, in St Louis — are the inspired and educational workshops offered by CHHSM members, friends, and partners. This year is no exception, as workshop leaders explore innovative avenues of collaboration through a variety of topics, from restorative racial justice to financial…

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Panel Discussion During CHHSM Annual Gathering to Discuss Innovative Collaborations that Foster Community Sustainability

By Barb Powell | February 13, 2024

A more recent tradition at the CHHSM Annual Gathering — which takes place March 12-14, 2024, in St. Louis — is a plenary panel discussion on the gathering’s theme. This year, the panel takes place the afternoon of March 13, and will be a thought-provoking discussion on Innovation as the Gateway to Collaboration, where attendees…

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Davis Named CHHSM’s Engagement Coordinator

By Barb Powell | February 13, 2024

The UCC Council for Health and Human Service Ministries (CHHSM) has selected Zaria Davis, D.S.W., M.Div., as its new engagement coordinator. She began in her new role Feb. 1, 2024. Davis is a former CHHSM Rev. Jerry Paul Scholar (2022-2023) and current member of CHHSM’s first-ever Emerging Leadership Cohort. “We are thrilled to welcome Dr.…

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24 in ’24: New Needs-Base Partnerships Help IFM Community Health Clients to Thrive

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | February 12, 2024

The number 24 has a special significance in 2024 for IFM Community Medicine, based in St. Louis. In January, it added clinic sites at two new partner organizations, bumping the total number of agency partners up to 24. IFM’s model is based on partnerships, where other nonprofit agencies serving populations in need partner with IFM…

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Ribbon-Cutting Signals Completion of Piedmont Crossing Apartment Renovation Project

By CHHSM Staff | February 12, 2024

In a day of celebration that featured partnerships, Piedmont Crossing, an EveryAge continuing care retirement community in Thomasville, N.C., held a ribbon cutting Jan. 24 to mark the completion of $2 million exterior renovation of its Veranda apartment building. After a welcome and greeting by Doug Russell, executive director of Piedmont Crossing, and Lee Syria,…

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Advocate Health Appoints New Chief People & Culture Officer

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | February 12, 2024

Advocate Health, based in Charlotte, N.C., announced recently that Nakesha Lopez has been appointed executive vice president and chief people & culture officer, effective March 18, 2024. In this role, Lopez will be responsible for the strategic management and delivery of all people programs, policies, processes and practices for Advocate Health. She will align the…

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Cedar Community Extends Commitment to Environmental Stewardship

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | February 12, 2024

By Sarah Malchow, chief administrative officer, Cedar Community Cedar Community, located in West Bend, Wis., recently finalized the gift of easement rights for nearly 100 acres of woods, trails, lakefront, and prairie land to the Cedar Lakes Conservation Foundation. A formal dedication ceremony was held in October 2023. “We are honored to donate the development…

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Cornerstone Community Housing is About Perseverance: One Day at a Time

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | February 12, 2024

By Sheila Helgerson executive director The 2024 theme for Cornerstone Community Housing in Baltimore “Perseverance,” and Cornerstone is living it every day at its Earl’s Place and Prospect Place locations. In December, two older men entered Earl’s Place. They brought stories filled with challenges, but they were employed and had clear plans for the future.…

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Hoyleton’s New Construction to Increase Resident Care and Treatment Options

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | February 12, 2024

Construction on new facilities at Hoyleton Youth & Family Services in Fairview Heights, Ill., currently is in progress. The official groundbreaking took place July 27, 2023. Phase 1 of the project —  six 3,700-square-foot residential cottages — is scheduled to be completed by early spring. Following completion, youth residents will be moved into their new…

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Phoebe Compassion in Action Conference to Feature Dr. Stephen Trzeciak

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | February 12, 2024

The Phoebe Institute on Aging’s “Compassion in Action” conference takes place Thursday, April 18, 2024, at DeSales University in Center Valley, Pa. The gathering will feature a keynote address by Stephen Trzeciak, M.D., M.P.H., a physician, scientist, professor, clinical researcher, specialist in intensive care medicine, and co-author of two books: Compassionomics: The Revolutionary Scientific Evidence that Caring Makes…

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