CHHSM Members Meet for 85th Annual Gathering

2023 conference in Denver sparks connection and hope

Anti-Racism Center

To be a disciple is to be anti-racist. Through self and communal reflection and by continuing to gather resources, ideas, and wisdom, we hope this online collection supports our journey on the road of justice and grace.

Advocacy Center

We partnered with the United Church of Christ Justice and Witness Ministries to bring you this advocacy toolkit. The issues raised here stem from the variety of services CHHSM organizations provide nationwide.

By the Numbers

Together, CHHSM’s more than 400 health and human service programs and communities provide $1 billion in uncompensated, charitable care. This includes:


served including 21,490 children; 19,710 youth; 16,498 families; 33,581 older adults; and 3,717 veterans


operated in facilities providing acute, skilled nursing, and memory care

Residential Units

including 21,167 affordable housing units; 10,035 independent living units; and 3,219 assisted living units


with developmental disabilities received residential and non-residential services


of volunteer service provided


employed across UCC health and human service ministries

Latest News

CHHSM Invites Workshop Proposals for 2024 Annual Gathering Focused on Collaboration and Innovation

By Barb Powell | September 13, 2023

Collaboration takes center stage at the 2024 CHHSM Annual Gathering to be held March 12-14, 2024, at the Live By Loews Hotel in St. Louis. “St. Louis is the perfect backdrop to our theme, ‘Collaboration as the Gateway to Innovation,’” said Jamar Doyle, president and CEO of CHHSM. “The wealth of CHHSM agencies present in…

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Save Me from Ableism and Ageism

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | September 13, 2023

By Kim Moeller, M.Div., Abundant Aging Education & Program Specialist at the Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging, United Church Homes. Reprinted with permission from United Church Homes Parker Center blog. I am handicapped. There … I said it. As a result of a runaway infection, I have had a prosthetic left leg for…

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Embrace Living Program Partners with Latin School of Chicago

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | September 13, 2023

In 2022, Embrace Living, and affordable housing CHHSM ministry based in Oak Brook, Ill., began an intergenerational program called Embracing Generations that promotes relationship-building and mutual learning between students from local schools and its senior residents. During and after school,  participating students visit Embrace Living residents and participate in mutually beneficial activities related to health…

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From the President

Ministry Moments from the President

By Jamar Doyle | September 12, 2023

This short, monthly video highlights various CHHSM ministries and partners, as together we build a more just, equitable, caring, and compassionate world. This month’s guest is the Rev. Bethany Johnson-Javois, President and CEO of Deaconess Foundation in St. Louis. #BeAVoiceCHHSM

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