Bellewood & Brooklawn

Howard Named Vice President of Residential Programming for Seven Counties Services/Bellewood & Brooklawn

By CHHSM Staff | June 8, 2022

Seven Counties Services/Bellewood & Brooklawn — based in Louisville, Ky. — announced in early June the promotion of staff member Alison Howard to vice president of residential programming. In her new role, Howard will provide administrative and clinical oversight of all residential programs, ensuring that services directors provide adequate and effective leadership to all aspects…

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Two Kentucky CHHSM Agencies Forge Partnership to Help Fill Mental Health Care Needs of the Community

By Barb Powell | April 12, 2022

Two Louisville, Ky., health and human service agencies are partnering to improve services to the Russell neighborhood of Louisville. The partnership began thanks to a conversation between Abby Drane, president and CEO of Seven Counties Services/Bellewood & Brooklawn (SCS/B&B), and the Rev. Dr. Jamesetta Ferguson, president and CEO of MOLO Village Community Development Corporation (CDC),…

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Worship, Keynotes, Workshops, Celebrations, Meeting In Person Highlight CHHSM Annual Gathering

By Barb Powell | March 16, 2022

From the introduction of the Rev. Dr. Alton B. Pollard III — president of Louisville Presbyterian Seminary — as opening keynoter to the Rev. Dr. Jamesetta Ferguson’s (MOLO Village) powerful words during the closing worship service, CHHSM’s 84th Annual Gathering was a time of reflection, celebration, healing, and looking ahead that left attendees praising its…

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Special Evening of Joy, Tears, Laughter Celebrates the Ministry of Michael J. Readinger

By Barb Powell | March 10, 2022

Amidst Annual Gathering workshops, board business, and weighty discussions on moving Forward Together, the members, board, and staff of the UCC Council for Health and Human Service Ministries took the evening of March 9 to honor outgoing President and CEO Michael J. Readinger, who retires in April. CHHSM’s Annual Gathering takes place through March 10…

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Worship Service Installing New CHHSM President and CEO Kicks Off Annual Gathering in Celebratory Fashion

By Barb Powell | March 8, 2022

In a celebration of worship, CHHSM’s 84th Annual Gathering began March 8 with the installation of its new president and CEO, Jamar Doyle. The service was held at St. John UCC in Louisville, Ky., and marked the opening of the first in-person Annual Gathering since 2020. “It is my joy to welcome you this morning…

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CHHSM Member Seven Counties Services/Bellewood & Brooklawn Partner with Communities to Build on Strengths

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | February 28, 2022

This interesting case study from CHHSM member Seven Counties Services/Bellewood & Brooklawn offers a unique perspective into building community and capacity through partnerships. Historically, Brooklawn is the oldest health and human service agency connected to the United Church of Christ. Brooklawn moved from orphanage to serving youth who have experienced trauma and mental health concerns.…

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Mental Health Leaders Urge Checking in with Ourselves and our Neighbors During Holiday Season and Beyond

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | January 3, 2022

The op-ed was co-written by Seven Counties Services/Bellewood & Brooklawn President & CEO Abby Drane, Minority Mental Health Project Founder Damon Cobble and National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Executive Director Nancy Brooks. Reprinted with permission. Our community has been the epicenter of nationally recognized crises for the past two years. From the Covid-19 pandemic…

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In Atypical Year, 2020 Annual Report Focuses on Ways CHHSM and Its Member Adapt and Serve with ‘Justice and Grace — Together’

By Barb Powell | June 25, 2021

The UCC’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries announced June 24 the release of its 2020 Annual Report. The online report centers on the responses of CHHSM and its member ministries to the dual public health crises of the past year: COVID-19 and systemic racism. The report is focused on the theme, “Justice and…

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Enrollment Open for CHHSM’s 2021-2022 Nollau Leadership Institute

By Barb Powell | April 21, 2021

The UCC’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries has opened enrollment for the 2021-2022 class of its Nollau Leadership Institute. “After putting last year’s Nollau class on hold due to the pandemic, we are looking forward to bringing folks together again for this unique experience of leadership formation,” says the Rev. Dr. Elyse Berry,…

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CHHSM’s Virtual Annual Gathering a Success, Thanks to Active Participation, a Seamless Online Platform, and Incredible Presentations

By Barb Powell | March 11, 2021

Inspirational, motivational, soul-feeding … and just plain fun. These are some of the words used by attendees to describe the recently concluded 83rd Annual Gathering of the UCC’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries, held virtually March 2-4, 2021. Attendance records were shattered at the three-day event: some 335 CHHSM members and friends registered…

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