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Still Standing: Artist Celebrates Resilience of Chicago Youth

By CHHSM Staff | November 16, 2016

When Gerald Griffin was a freshman in high school, his family moved to the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago where he began attending a brand new, fully equipped high school. “I was in an English class, doodling when I should have been finishing my paper, and this girl looked over my shoulder and said, ‘That’s really…

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Nollau Leadership Institute Continues Legacy of Leadership Development

By CHHSM Staff | November 14, 2016

20 years ago, CHHSM launched an ambitious plan to offer a leadership development program for our members and the wider Church. The resulting Nollau Leadership Institute aims to provide content that is meaningful and useful to participants, as well as to offer a means of developing a professional network that will have lasting effects. Faculty…

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Advocate Health Care Again Named One of Chicago’s Top Workplaces

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | November 14, 2016

Downers Grove, IL – United Church of Christ-related Advocate Health Care has once again been named one of Chicago’s Top Workplaces by the Chicago Tribune. The newspaper defines a Top Workplace as an “organization that is successful because its employees enjoy their work, embrace their mission and feel like valued teammates.” “This recognition is a…

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New Directions: CHHSM Unveils New Mission, Vision and Values

By CHHSM Staff | November 11, 2016

“Together, we create a just, caring and compassionate world.” It’s been more than 20 years since CHHSM has taken a deep look at its organizational purpose, but that’s now changed. This week, after 18 months of missional introspection, CHHSM’s Board of Directors finalized new Mission, Vision and Values statements that will shape the member association’s work…

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CHHSM Legacy Fund Sustains Mission into the Future

By CHHSM Staff | November 11, 2016

For the first time in its history, the Council for Health and Human Service Ministries (CHHSM) launched a fundraising campaign in 2012 as part of its 75th Anniversary Celebration. The CHHSM Board of Directors, staff and anniversary committee surpassed their goal of raising $300,000 to create The CHHSM Legacy Fund to provide valuable resources needed…

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Horizon House Calls New Director of Culture and Care

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | November 7, 2016

Horizon House, a UCC-related retirement community in Seattle, Wash., has hired Scott Hulet as Director of Culture & Care. He will be responsible for inspiring and facilitating a culture of care and a hospitality-based approach to our delivery of clinical care services. Hulet has spent much of his career in senior living, including managing skilled nursing facilities,…

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CHHSM Scholar Jamel Garrett Receives Shelby Rooks Legacy Award

By CHHSM Staff | October 17, 2016

Rev. Jerry W. Paul CHHSM Scholar Jamel Garrett was recently named the recipient of Chicago Theological Seminary’s 2016 Rooks Legacy Award. Read more here.

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Deaconess Foundation Breaks Ground on New Home

By CHHSM Staff | October 17, 2016

Deaconess Foundation will soon have a new, permanent home. The vibrant CHHSM member ministry held a groundbreaking Sept. 20 for the 20,000-square-foot Deaconess Center for Child Well-Being. Elected officials, board members and children from area schools attended the ceremony in the Grand Center Arts District of St. Louis. Deaconess Foundation will move into the $8.5…

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Registration Opens for 2017 Nollau Institute

By CHHSM Staff | October 17, 2016

Once every four months, Samantha Clevenger meets with a group of fellow leaders from across the country. Cellphones and computers are turned off as participants focus on discussing the challenges and rewards of working for nonprofits and how to become better leaders. “We’re all kind of in the same boat,” says Clevenger, community services manager…

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The Phoebe Institute on Aging Offers Conference on Person-Centered Care

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | October 16, 2016

Contributed by Phoebe Ministries The Phoebe Institute on Aging is offering a valuable conference to educate caregivers about promoting an optimal quality of life for older adults by embracing their unique identities. Person-Centered Care: Responding to the Diverse Needs of an Aging Population will take place from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 26,…

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