Orion Family Services’ DEI Workshop Well-Received During CHHSM Annual Gathering

By CHHSM Staff | May 9, 2022

Orion Family Services, based in Madison, Wis., played an active role during this year’s Annual Gathering, held in Louisville, Ky., in March. Two Orion staffers — Niquanna Barnett, community integrated services supervisor and in-home therapist, and Executive Director and CEO Stacey Parke — presented a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) workshop on everything the Orion Inclusivity,…

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United Church Homes Explores New Artificial Intelligence Robot to Better Serve Residents

By CHHSM Staff | April 8, 2022

United Church Homes (UCH), based in Marion, Ohio, has long focused on the ways technology can better serve its residents. But its focus has not just been a response to the COVID-19 crisis — a period in which people and organizations increasingly have relied on technology to stay connected with friends, family members, and work.…

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United Church Homes-The Polaris Community Welcomes Bowyer, Babcock to Leadership Team

By CHHSM Staff | March 1, 2022

United Church Homes-The Polaris Community, based in Columbus, Ohio, recently welcomed Kim Bowyer and Christy Babcock to its leadership team. Kim Bowyer, Polaris’ new executive director, will overseeing day-to-day operations for the community. “Kim brings a wealth of knowledge to the organization with more than thirty years’ experience in healthcare. She is passionate about customer service and…

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Reproductive Justice: A Movement Affirming Women, Families and Communities

By CHHSM Staff | February 7, 2022

By Essence Ellis. This article is reprinted with permission from UCC News. Almost 50 years after Roe v. Wade, a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that ruled that the United States Constitution protects women’s rights to choose an abortion without government intervention, the reproductive justice issue is once again up for debate. In this commentary,…

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Seven Counties Services Expands Mental Health Care Access to Kentuckians

By CHHSM Staff | January 13, 2022

Kentucky residents will receive expanded mental health care access and outpatient services, thanks to UCC-related Seven Counties Services being named a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) agency. The program is made possible through federal funding administered by the Kentucky Department for Medicaid Services. CHHSM member Seven Counties Services is the leading provider of behavioral…

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Feb. 2 Webinar to Feature Ways Clinical Support Can Help Resolve Supply Chain Issues

By CHHSM Staff | January 12, 2022

A new webinar, “How Clinical Support can Assist with Supply Chain Challenges,” takes place via Microsoft Teams Feb. 2 at 2 p.m. ET. The webinar is hosted by CPS, the group purchasing agent behind the CHHSM Store, and is geared to CHHSM members’ needs. CPS vendor McKesson will be presenting the webinar. Jeff Ward, field…

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Lake Prince Woods Receives Art-Inspired Grant Geared for People with Dementia and Similar Disorders

By CHHSM Staff | December 8, 2021

Lake Prince Woods — part of UCC-related EveryAge — announced in early October that it is the recipient of a grant valued at $3,500 through LeadingAge Virginia and Opening Minds through Art (OMA), an intergenerational art-making program founded by Dr. Elizabeth Lokon in 2007 for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of neurocognitive disorders.…

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St. John’s Community Care Awarded $50,000 Grant from AgeSmart

By CHHSM Staff | December 6, 2021

St. John’s Community Care in Collinsville, Ill., recently was awarded a $50,000 grant from AgeSmart, a Fallon, Ill.-based organization that administers grants to nonprofit organizations serving older adults, caregivers, and grandparents raising grandchildren in Southwest Illinois. The grant will be used to underwrite three of St. John’s programs. “St. John’s Community Care is blessed to…

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United Caring Services Expands White Flag Program for Winter Months

By CHHSM Staff | November 19, 2021

Every year, the seasonal White Flag program at UCC-related United Caring Services (UCS) in Evansville, Ind., serves countless numbers of people experiencing homelessness, providing a warm place to shelter overnight when the temperature dips below freezing. When UCS puts out the white flag, people know the overnight shelter will be open that evening. But this…

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United Church Funds to Offer Free Cryptocurrency Exchange for UCC-Related Organizations

By CHHSM Staff | November 9, 2021

CHHSM partner United Church Funds (UCF) is branching into a new area of donations to assist UCC-related ministries, organizations, and local churches with their members’ charitable donations: cryptocurrency exchange. UCF has partnered with crypto asset exchange provider Coinbase to accept cryptocurrencies from donors who elect to use those types of assets to make an outright…

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