When the COVID-19 stay at home orders were issued in March, CHHSM member United Caring Services (UCS) knew it had to continue to help the local Evansville, Ind., community it serves. UCS provides emergency and essential services via its day shelter, men’s and women’s night shelters, medical respite, and apartments, and has not closed any…

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Michael J. Readinger, president and CEO of the United Church of Christ’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries today (July 30) sent a letter on behalf of the 435 CHHSM member organizations to Republican members of the U.S. Senate imploring them to add provisions for vulnerable populations to the draft Health, Economic Assistance, Liability…

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As Congress negotiates the next COVID relief package, 10 associations of faith-based and mission-driven aging and disability service providers joined with the UCC’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries to demand that lawmakers include comprehensive relief measures to safeguard older adults and care workers. In a letter today to Congress and the Administration, they…

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Unusual times often help people to step up, band together, and accomplish tasks they wouldn’t have tried alone. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to be one of those times. For staff at Carolina SeniorCare — a Lexington, N.C., nonprofit provider of PACE services sponsored by United Church Homes and Services, a Newton, N.C.-based ministry providing older…

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Crossroad Child & Family Services, based in Fort Wayne, Ind., has announced that Randall J. Rider, president and CEO since 2006, will retire in January 2021. Rider joined Crossroad in 1980 as a therapist and team leader. His ability to lead was quickly noted: Rider was promoted to director of professional services in 1994 and…

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Social injustices are becoming more obvious and recognizable during this time of the coronavirus pandemic, and CHHSM’s faith-based health and human service ministries are continuing and strengthening their outreach in their local communities. One main area of focus is food insecurity, the topic of the July installment of the Be A Voice Health and Human…

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