An innovative approach to healing the minds and spirits of children and families is bringing success for United Church of Christ-related Orion Family Services, based in Madison Wis.  Its Parent Skill Builder program, begun in 2007, is a therapeutic parenting program provided in the home that helps parents strengthen and improve their parenting, which helps…

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“Smokey!” Raymond’s voice rang out across the No Drama Ranch in Norco, Calif. For most passersby on that clear Saturday morning, the moment might not have seemed like much. But for Raymond and the staff of the United Church of Christ’s Peppermint Ridge arriving for his therapeutic riding session, it was a profound and proud…

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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.…

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Responding to member requests for a more user-intuitive website, the Council for Health and Human Service Ministries has listened and responded: a new CHHSM website launched over the Easter weekend, replacing a dated version that had not seen a substantial facelift in nearly six years. “We listened to what our members wanted and responded,” said Michael J. Readinger,…

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At United Church of Christ-related Retirement Housing Foundation, based in Long Beach, Calif., Judy A. Shaw, director of service coordination, had a problem: how to develop a program so that residents of RHF communities across 29 states could give to others in their local areas. “I was looking for a way for residents to give…

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The Rev. Dr. Laverne Joseph, president and CEO of United Church of Christ-related Retirement Housing Foundation, is being honored for his outstanding service to humanity by Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pa. Joseph, who leads one of the nation’s largest faith-based providers of affordable housing, is the recipient of the 2017 Ursinus College Alumni Award for Service…

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United Church Homes has joined Ohio Business Competes and the Ohio Faith Coalition for Nondiscrimination, a coalition of employers and religious organizations statewide that want to end discrimination against the LGBT community and support nondiscrimination legislation. UCH is one of more than 60 companies to make a commitment to the Ohio Business Competes campaign and…

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The Council for Health and Human Service Ministries is pleased to welcome Barb Powell as a contracted communication consultant and as a new member of the CHHSM Consultants Network. Powell, former associate director of the United Church of Christ’s Publishing, Identity and Communication Ministry in Cleveland, has nearly three decades of experience as a writer,…

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