Congregation, CHHSM Ministry Partnership Creates Promising Futures for Children — Whatever It Takes


Church of the Redeemer United Church of Christ in Westlake, Ohio, takes seriously its longstanding mission partnership with UCC-related Crossroad Child and Family Services, based in Fort Wayne, Ind. The connection is more than 60 years old, thanks to the members of the small, Greater Cleveland-area church and their willingness to serve those in need. […]

Hoffman Homes Youth Find Hope, Healing Through Music

Blue houses on horizon logo for Hoffman Homes for Youth

“Music is therapy. Music moves people. It connects people in ways that no other medium can. It pulls heart strings. It acts as medicine.”  — Award-winning musician Macklemore The medicinal benefits of music are quickly becoming evident throughout United Church of Christ-related Hoffman Homes for Youth in Littlestown, Pa. Already possessing a strong creative arts therapy […]

United Church Homes’ ‘I LIVE IT’ Program Focuses on Hospitality, Culture Change


What’s the “word of the week”? At United Church Homes, a senior housing and healthcare provider headquartered in Marion, Ohio, it might be “home,” or “community,” or “wise-beyond-years,” or “neighbors.” These words are among those replacing the tired, traditional, institutional parlance of the health care profession: hospital, facility, sickly, unit. These “culture change words,” according […]