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Registration is Open for CHHSM Annual Gathering

By CHHSM Staff | December 16, 2022

Early-bird registration is now open for CHHSM’s 85th Annual Gathering, which takes place March 7-9, 2023, at the Hilton City Center in Denver. Together through Mountains and Valleys is the theme of the 85th Gathering. Attendees and presenters will reflect on the mountains and valleys that God has seen us through over the past several years and the ways that…

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Opening, Closing Preachers at UCC 2023 General Synod to Bring CHHSM Message of Love at the Intersections

By CHHSM Staff | December 13, 2022

The UCC Council for Health and Human Service Ministries (CHHSM) has a rare opportunity to bring its message of building a just, compassionate and equitable world directly to the hearts and minds of UCC members, thanks to the UCC’s 2023 General Synod next summer in Indianapolis. Jamar Doyle, president and CEO of CHHSM, and the…

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United Church Homes One of Several Nonprofits to Jointly Award More Than $9,000 in Grants to Combat Loneliness

By CHHSM Staff | December 8, 2022

More than $9,000 in grants have been awarded to four Dayton (Ohio) area nonprofit organizations to help fund programs aimed at addressing loneliness and social isolation. The grant fund was established after 10 Miami Valley community organizations, including United Church Homes (UCH), came together to sponsor the Ohio premiere in June 2022 of All The…

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Seven Counties Services/Bellewood & Brooklawn First Annual Dinner Honors Staff, Board, and Community Leaders

By CHHSM Staff | December 6, 2022

Seven Counties Services/Bellewood & Brooklawn (SCS/B&B), based in Louisville, Ky., celebrated its first annual awards dinner Sept. 20. The theme of the evening centered around family, and this was in evidence throughout the evening. The dinner celebrated valued employees and board members who have dedicated many years to service. It also introduced the recipients of…

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Retirement Housing Foundation Celebrates Renovation of Texas Affordable Senior Housing Community

By CHHSM Staff | December 6, 2022

November 8 was a special day in Bonham, Texas, as Retirement Housing Foundation (RHF) and the Bonham community celebrated the re-dedication of Pecan Place, an affordable housing community for older adults. The re-dedication followed a $1.6 million renovation project. The event featured Bonham Mayor H.L. Compton and a representative from the office of U.S. Congressman…

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Quilting Tradition Aids Orion’s Youth and Families in Need

By CHHSM Staff | November 9, 2022

“Orion Quilts” have been a unique part of the culture of Orion Family Services for decades — at least since the early 1940s. They are provided by our United Church of Christ partners — made by local church quilting groups — across Wisconsin. At the program’s inception, the quilts were provided to youth entering Orion’s residential facility…

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Cedar Community Welcomes New Philanthropy Director

By CHHSM Staff | November 7, 2022

Cedar Community in West Bend, Wis., is pleased to welcome Jennifer Zaskowski as philanthropy director. Zaskowski has a bachelor’s degree in health care administration from Concordia University. She has more than 25 years in the health care field with an extensive background in healthcare administration and business and non-profit development.  Her past experience includes leadership…

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United Church Homes Communities Recognize Volunteers and Donors

By CHHSM Staff | October 6, 2022

Donors and volunteers gathered as United Church Homes (UCH), based in Marion, Ohio, honored several impactful benefactors to its communities. The awards ceremonies were held throughout the summer at The Fairhaven Community in Upper Sandusky, Ohio; The Parkvue Community in Sandusky, Ohio; and The Glenwood Community in Marietta, Ohio. The Glenwood awards included sister community…

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Neuner Named Chief Program Officer at Hoyleton Youth & Family Services

By CHHSM Staff | September 12, 2022

Hoyleton Youth & Family Services, a CHHSM member serving vulnerable youth and families in southern Illinois, has hired Julie Neuner as its chief program officer. “We are so pleased to have Julie as part of our Hoyleton family,” said Chris Cox, Hoyleton President and CEO. “Her passion and experience is what we need to propel…

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Phoebe Institute on Aging 2023 Conference Issues Call for Break-Out Group Proposals

By CHHSM Staff | September 9, 2022

Phoebe Ministries is seeking proposals for the Phoebe Institute on Aging’s 2023 Conference, “We Rise Together: Seniors Rebound with Resilience and Hope.” The conference is slated for April 27, 2023, at DeSales University in Center Valley, Pa., and features boxing legend Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini as the keynote speaker. The conference will examine resiliency in…

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