Napier Initiative Connects Residents, Students

By CHHSM Staff | October 15, 2015

Teresa Wilson’s career as an activist for peace and women’s issues has taken her around the world. As a former representative to the United Nations and the Commission on the Status of Women, she’s traveled to places like Uganda, Australia, the Philippines and China – just to name a few. Next month she’ll add Ecuador…

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Garrett Named Rev. Jerry W. Paul CHHSM Scholar

By CHHSM Staff | October 13, 2015

Jamel Garrett has seen first-hand the gaps in health care that force many people to fend for themselves. As the 2015 Rev. Jerry W. Paul CHHSM Scholar, he wants to help change that. “I’ve seen the pitfalls with health care,” said Garrett, who is pursuing his Ph.D in theology, ethics and human services at Chicago…

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Organ Donations Save, Improve Life

By CHHSM Staff | September 14, 2015

June Benedick signed up for the Illinois state donor registry after she learned that one organ donation could save dozens of lives. “I’ve known about organ donation for decades,” says Benedick, a faith community nurse with St. Louis, Illinois-based Deaconess Faith Community Nurse Ministries. “But there are a lot of misconceptions and confusion about the…

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CHHSM Visits Diakonie RWL

By CHHSM Staff | September 14, 2015

Contributed by Diakonie RWL. Surprised by the Diversity of Social Work Whether in stables, restaurants, kitchens or closets, Danielle Bartz learned a lot during her behind-the-scenes look at social work in Germany. From The Council for Health and Human Service Ministries (CHHSM) of the United Church of Christ, Danielle is a guest at the Diakonie…

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Spiritual Care Offers New Life

By CHHSM Staff | September 13, 2015

When Connie Rochester moved into Fairhaven Community, she didn’t have clothes, shoes or eyeglasses. Her heart was ailing both physically and spiritually. “When I got here it was kind of a rough part of my life, but I thank God for my life because it turned out beautiful,” Rochester says. On Rochester’s second day at…

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Ministries Track Charitable Contributions

By CHHSM Staff | August 16, 2015

For two hours a day, high school students with disabilities study daily life and interpersonal communication skills in an apartment-turned-classroom at Cape Albeon. Later, they help serve dinner, coordinate coffee chats and host exercise sessions at the retirement community in Valley Park, Missouri. This coaching and on-site job training is provided through a partnership between…

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Gains and Gaps for People with Disabilities as ADA Turns 25

By CHHSM Staff | August 14, 2015

Freddy K, 31, startled several golfers when he introduced himself as 7 years old during a fundraiser for Peppermint Ridge, a CHHSM ministry in Corona, California. After a shocked silence, the attendees laughed along with Freddy, who lives in one of the organization’s residential homes for people with developmental disabilities and explained that he had…

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Information on Medicare and Medicaid Reforms for Long-Term Care Providers

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | July 28, 2015

Contributed by LeadingAge. As most of you have heard, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently issued a proposed rule updating the contract expectations for participation in Medicare and Medicaid. It is important that all service providers understand the changes that have been proposed, because they will affect residents and clients who use…

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General Synod Chalk Wall Video

By CHHSM Staff | July 15, 2015

Follow the link to see a short video of the responses from our chalk wall at General Synod: VIDEO

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CHHSM Chalk Wall, General Synod

By CHHSM Staff | July 14, 2015

During General Synod, CHHSM asked attendees to visit the chalk wall in its exhibit booth and answer the question “what is a servant leader?” Below are the responses: “Do justice and walk humbly with God!” “One who walks with another!” “Someone who makes sure youth have a voice.” “One who has found their passionate call…

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