CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution

Pilgrim Place to Host A Conversation With Bill Moyers

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | May 12, 2016

Join Pilgrim Place Sunday, May 22, at 3:30 p.m. for a conversation with Bill Moyers at Claremont United Church of Christ. The event is free to the public. For almost half a century Bill Moyers has been one of the most prolific and influential figures in American journalism. Moyers has received 37 Emmy Awards, nine…

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Archway Housing Breaks New Ground in Colorado

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | April 26, 2016

Archway Housing and Services/Archway Investment Corporation recently broke ground on 40 West Residences, a new affordable housing development located in Lakewood, Colorado. Located near the “gateway” to Lakewood, 40 West Residences is sited on the busiest transit corridor in Colorado, Colfax Avenue and is a half-mile from the Lamar Street Station and the W-Line, connecting…

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RHF Breaks Ground on Sagetree Terrace

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | April 15, 2016

RHF’s Sagetree Terrace, the last new construction project in Houston funded by the HUD 202 program, broke ground on March 2 with a ceremony and celebration held on the project site. Sagetree Terrace will be a HUD 202 and Tax Credit community for older adults with 64 apartments. Sixty of the units will be funded…

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Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center Named Leader in LGBT Health Care Equality

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | April 15, 2016

Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center has been recognized as a “Leader in LGBT Health care Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the country’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization. The findings were part of HRC Foundation’s Health care Equality Index 2016, a unique annual survey…

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Deaconess Foundation Joins National Effort to “Ban the Box”

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | April 15, 2016

Leaders from Deaconess Foundation and more than 40 other organizations announced in February that they have “banned the box” by adopting fair chance hiring policies or ensuring that questions about criminal convictions do not appear on applications for employment with their foundations. They also issued a challenge to all U.S. philanthropic institutions to follow suit…

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HealthCare Chaplaincy Network Launches Spiritual Care Association

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | April 15, 2016

The HealthCare Chaplaincy Network recently announced the launch of the Spiritual Care Association, the first multidisciplinary, international professional membership association for spiritual care providers that establishes evidence-based quality indicators, scope of practice, and a knowledge base for spiritual care in health care. The nonprofit SCA is an affiliate of HealthCare Chaplaincy Network, a health care…

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Advocate Health Care Named Again to 100 Top Hospitals List

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | March 15, 2016

In recognition of its performance on measures of patient safety, inpatient and outpatient quality of care, financial stability, operational efficiency and patient experience, Advocate Health Care has once again been named to the 100 Top Hospitals list by Truven Health Analytics. Two hospitals in the Advocate system – Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge,…

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Back Bay Mission Builds New Affordable Housing

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | March 13, 2016

Affordable housing is a vital step for low-income families trying to work their way out of poverty. For many families in America, it’s a step that’s out of reach. A family’s housing is affordable when it costs no more than thirty percent of the family’s income. That means that for a family of three with…

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UCAN Announces Zack Schrantz as New CEO

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | February 25, 2016

After nearly 29 years of leading youth services agency UCAN from a shelter with one program for 50 boys and girls that was on the brink of closing to the forefront of youth welfare organizations in Chicago, CEO Thomas Vanden Berk has announced his transition to CEO Emeritus beginning in July 2016. In that role, he…

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United Church Funds Shares Endowment Conference Resources

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | February 15, 2016

At the Midwest Regional Endowment Conference held recently at Chicago Theological Seminary, United Church Funds (UCF) hosted plenaries on the global economy, endowment policies, planned giving and socially responsible investing. UCF also provided an overview of its funds and convened a panel discussion called “What Do #BlackLivesMatter and #Occupy Mean About the Economy and our…

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CHHSM Board and Staff are grieved to learn of the death of our friend and colleague, Greg Watson, who died in October 2022. Greg was vice president of operations for Embrace Living Communities, based in Oak Brook, Ill.Greg was a graduate of CHHSM’s Nollau Leadership Institute, class of 2018-2019, and was consecrated as a Diakonal Minister during our 2019 Annual Gathering in Chicago. In an article about his class in June 2018 — not long after the group’s first retreat — Greg said, “The best part is not only beginning the process of clarifying your calling; but also, understanding and accepting one’s personal strength. Recognition of one’s ‘true' self enables us to serve from a place of wholeness.”Greg also served on the CHHSM Board of Directors, and was a beloved friend and colleague to many in the CHHSM family. Embrace Living stated on its website, “Greg was an outstanding servant leader for 17 years at Embrace Living Communities. He will be greatly missed.”CHHSM sends its prayers and love to Greg’s friends, family, and Embrace Living colleagues. ... See MoreSee Less
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