CHHSM Staff

What’s New at Care Purchasing Services?

By CHHSM Staff | April 6, 2021

Care Purchasing Services (CPS), the group purchasing agent behind the CHHSM Store, has several new partnerships and programs. Here are excerpts from a recent newsletter: NEW PARTNERSHIPS: Meals for All Moen Blue Team BonaFide If you have any questions, please contact your CPS Client Account Manager directly. NEW PROGRAMS: Indoor Air Quality Improve Safety &…

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United Church Homes Forms New Educational Partnership with Marion Technical College

By CHHSM Staff | April 5, 2021

United Church Homes, based in Marion, Ohio, and Marion Technical College have announced a new educational partnership that offers professional development for the United Church Homes staff as well as learning opportunities for Marion Tech students. “United Church Homes is committed to investing in the ongoing education and professional development of our team,” said the…

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Unleashing Potential Receives $10,000 Grant from Bayer Fund for Youth STEM Activities

By CHHSM Staff | April 2, 2021

UCC-related Unleashing Potential (UP) recently received a $10,000 grant from the Bayer Fund to support Experience STEM Program activities for youth enrolled in after school and summer enrichment programs sites located in Missouri’s St. Louis, Ferguson/Florissant and University City School Districts. The grant will fund weekly hands-on activities, including Quirkles science experiments, LEGO WeDo robotics,…

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Embrace Living Supports Older Adults as ‘New Normal’ Kicks In

By CHHSM Staff | April 2, 2021

When the global pandemic caused a public health emergency at the beginning of 2020, Embrace Living Communities — based in Oakbrooke, Ill. — reassessed how to keep its strong culture of resident engagement while ensuring the health and safety of those who call their communities home. The revisioning was the work of each community’s social…

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UCAN Leader Robinson Honored for ‘Dedication to Empowering and Uplifting the African American Community’

By CHHSM Staff | March 24, 2021

A leader of UCAN — a West Side Chicago youth services organization that serves more than 21,000 at-risk children, youth and families — is being honored for his contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion. Claude Robinson, executive vice president for external affairs and diversity at UCAN, recently was awarded the Donald Stewart Fellowship by the…

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Prayer as an Act of Resistance

By CHHSM Staff | January 7, 2021

The staff members of the UCC’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries today (Jan. 7) released this statement regarding yesterday’s events at the U.S. Capitol building: Yesterday was the feast day of the Epiphany, when we celebrate how folks were wise not just because of their ability to read the stars and the times,…

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Nollau Graduate Watson One of Three Tapped for Leadership Roles at Embrace Living Communities

By CHHSM Staff | December 4, 2020

UCC-related Embrace Living Communities, based in Oak Brook, Ill., announced in November the appointment of three new leadership team members. Leading the list is Greg Watson, former director of plant operations, who has been promoted to vice president of operations. Watson is a 2018-2019 graduate of CHHSM’s year-long Nollau Leadership Institute and was consecrated as…

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Urge Lawmakers to Provide Crucial Additional Nonprofit Relief Before Adjourning

By CHHSM Staff | December 4, 2020

With provisions from the CARES Act expiring at the end of the month, along with an expected surge in Coronavirus cases, resources will be stretched just when our communities need us most.  CHHSM and Lutheran Services in America are joining with countless other health and human service ministries in asking everyone to help make an…

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United Caring Services Finds Space for Winter Shelter Program, Thanks to Community Partners

By CHHSM Staff | November 20, 2020

As the cold weather approached, United Caring Services (UCS) in Evansville, Ind., worried about how to house guests who use its shelter on the coldest nights of the season. COVID-19 safe practices made its current space no longer large enough to house the 70-to-80 people who use the overnight sleeping accommodations during extremely cold winter…

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Carmel Valley Manor Names Zimmer President and CEO

By CHHSM Staff | November 11, 2020

Jay Zimmer has been selected as the new president and CEO of Carmel Valley Manor, a UCC-related not-for-profit Life-Care Community in Carmel Calif. He succeeds Jane Ipsen, who served as executive director of Carmel Valley from December 2013 to October 2020. Zimmer says he is looking forward to serving the Carmel Valley community. His first priority,…

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