Champ Homes Receives Yawkey Foundation Grant in Support of Youth and Young Adults

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | February 7, 2022

Champ Homes, a CHHSM member that provides transitional housing and support services to Cape Cod residents from its base in Hyannis, Mass., recently received a $25,000 grant from the Yawkey Foundation. The grant will help support the Youth & Young Adult group that is part of Champ Homes’ Transitional Housing Assistance Program. Champ Homes’ ongoing…

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Investments or Loans: UCC Cornerstone Fund Programs can Benefit CHHSM Members

By Barb Powell | January 13, 2021

A common dilemma faced by many nonprofit organizations — including CHHSM members — is how to invest funds in a manner consistent with the mission, vision and goals of the organization. CHHSM partner the UCC Cornerstone Fund is one option to consider. The Cornerstone Fund is unique in that an organization’s investments earn competitive interest…

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Facing Homelessness, Citizens Seek out a CHAMP

By Guest Contributor | February 14, 2019

Reprinted with permission from the Cornerstone Fund. Housing insecurity is a big problem in America. While homelessness has declined, there are still millions of families that teeter on the edge between housing and homelessness. The U.S. Census Department recently revealed that one in every four renting households (roughly 19 million families) spend more than half…

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UCC Congregation, CHAMP Homes Partner to Support Homeless

By CHHSM Staff | September 15, 2016

Early this spring, the Rev. John Terry of the Federated Church, UCC, in Hyannis, Mass, received a phone call from the Rev. Guillermo Marquez-Sterling, associate minister for program development, at Pass-A-Grille Beach Community UCC near St. Petersburg, Fla., inquiring about opportunities on Cape Cod where his church members could engage in mission work near UCC-related…

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Members Celebrate the Past, Look to the Future

By CHHSM Staff | July 14, 2016

A century ago, Matthew and Jane Smith donated 168 acres in Holland, Ohio, which were sold to fund a retirement home launched by German Reformed congregations in Toledo. The churches had purchased one small home, but knew many more people needed care. Over the decades, that one home with seven residents has expanded to the…

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