UCC’s Justice and Witness Ministries and CHHSM Partner to ‘Be A Voice 2020’ for Health Care Policy Advocacy

The new advocacy partnership between CHHSM and JWM will help UCC members' voices be heard on a variety of health care-related issues.

A new election-year partnership between the UCC’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries (CHHSM) and Justice and Witness Ministries (JWM) will help define and give voice to the stories that shape UCC efforts for a just and compassionate world. “Our CHHSM agencies and organizations, and the communities they serve, are the first to experience […]

Serving Leadership

Michael J. Readinger

There are so many great Serving Leadership quotes out in the world of our religious, spiritual and lay texts. They are all inspirational in their own ways. You may have noticed that each issue of Diakonie has a featured quote from someone in the CHHSM family. We recently requested more of these reflections on leadership […]

Space is Limited: Enroll in the 2020-2021 Nollau Leadership Institute Now!

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The UCC’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries announced today (Jan. 6) that enrollment for the 2020-2021 class of its Nollau Leadership Institute is now open. “The Nollau Leadership Institute helps participants focus on spiritual formation and preparation for serving leadership,” says Michael J. Readinger, CHHSM president and CEO. “As CHHSM’s signature program, the […]

Two Grants Give Elon Homes’ Foster Care Village Needed Boost

Regular meetings with volunteer mentors and staff are beneficial to the residents of Foster Care Village.

Two Charlotte, N.C., philanthropic organizations recently gave UCC-related Elon Homes a much needed gift of support. The Duke Endowment, which strengthens communities in North Carolina and South Carolina by nurturing children, promoting health, educating minds and enriching spirits, awarded Elon’s Foster Care Village a grant of $100,000. Similarly, the Merancas Foundation awarded Foster Care Village […]

New Funding Source for Affordable Housing Capital Projects Will Assist United Church Homes, Other CHHSM Members

Friedenheim Community is of United Church Homes' affordable housing communities positively affected by the rules change.

United Church Homes is planning for capital improvements to several affordable housing communities. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in September gave organizations instructions for accessing new resources for renovations to project rental assistance contract (PRAC) properties. The guidance expands Rental Assistance Demonstration to preserve PRACs, referred to as RAD for PRAC. RAD […]

Chief Financial Officer (CFO): United Church Homes and Services

United Church Homes and Services

United Church Homes and Services (UCHS) is an industry leader among not-for-profit senior living organizations with programs that include three Continuing Care Retirement Communities, seven senior Affordable Housing communities, a PACE program, a Medicare-certified home health, and a supporting Foundation with locations across North Carolina and in Southeastern Virginia. The CFO position is based at […]

CHHSM Annual Gathering to Feature Workshops, Presentations and Activities to Hold ‘Justice and Grace — Together’

The four panelists on March 4, clockwise from top left: The Rev. M. LInda Jaramillo, the Rev. Yvonne Delk, the Rev. Bernice Powell Jackson, and the Rev. Loey Powell.

Together, members of the United Church of Christ’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries work hard to create a just, caring, and compassionate world. To that end, CHHSM’s 82nd Annual Gathering — which takes place March 3-5, 2020, in Memphis, Tenn. — will focus on justice, and ways CHHSM ministries in health and human […]

Archway Housing and Services Welcomes Low-Income Families and Veterans Home in Time for Christmas

Executive Director Joyce Alms-Ransford (second from left) during The Flats' groundbreaking in September 2018.

UCC-related Archway Housing and Services Inc. in Lakewood, Colo., is helping low-income families and veterans come home for the holidays. Its newest project, The Flats at Two Creeks, opens Dec. 16. One quarter of the 78 units are set aside for disabled, previously-homeless, low-income veterans, with the rest filled by low-income individuals and families. With […]