Emmaus Homes

Emmaus Launches Advocacy Think Tank

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | July 10, 2024

On June 18, Emmaus Homes in St. Louis launched the Emmaus Advocacy Think Tank. This is a group of internal staff, clients, and more, as well as self-advocates and professionals from other organizations. The goal is to create a working group that serves as a brain trust to dream big for the future of advocacy at…

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Emmaus Homes Advocates at State Capitol for Disability Rights Legislative Day

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | April 11, 2024

By Christina Ingoglia, advocacy director, Emmaus Homes In mid-March, 60 Emmaus Advocates (E Advocates) — the grassroots advocacy effort at Emmaus Homes in St. Louis — showed up at the Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City for Disability Rights Legislative Day (or DRLD), hosted by the Missouri Developmental Disability Council. Among the group from Emmaus Homes were clients, direct…

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Annual Gathering: Faith Keeps Us Striving for Innovation and Collaboration

By Barb Powell | March 19, 2024

The Council for Health and Human Service Ministries’ (CHHSM) 86th Annual Gathering, held March 12-14, 2024, in St. Louis, explored its theme of Innovation and Collaboration through meaningful worship, inspiring workshops and keynotes, and joyful conversations. This year’s Gathering was based on an Ecclesiastes Bible passage, and its meaning was a thread running throughout the…

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A Journey of Hope and Teamwork: Emmaus Homes Clients Score Points at Special Olympics

By CHHSM Staff | January 11, 2024

Clients from Emmaus Homes in St. Louis displayed their pursuit of bright futures in October, when they embarked on an inspiring journey to the Special Olympics Bowling Tournament in Jefferson City, MO. Held Oct. 28, the event raised nearly $7,000 for Southern Missouri Special Olympics. The event gathered more than 100 participants on 20 teams.…

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Brandon’s Story – A Family’s Journey of Love and Growth

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | December 13, 2023

by MacKenzie Barber, development manager, Emmaus Homes. Reprinted with permission. Life is a journey filled with transitions, challenges, and triumphs. That fact is played out in CHHSM agencies every day, including Emmaus Homes in St. Louis. For new resident Brandon and his family, one transition became a heartfelt chapter that embodies the essence of love,…

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CHHSM’s Impact at UCC General Synod Helps Make All Things New

By Barb Powell | July 13, 2023

The United Church of Christ’s 34th General Synod, held June 30-July 4 in Indianapolis, brought church members together from across the country to celebrate the call of God — based on Isaiah 43 — to make all things new. And the UCC Council for Health and Human Service Ministries was integral to the entire event.…

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CHHSM Brings Multitude of Gifts to UCC General Synod this Summer

By Barb Powell | June 13, 2023

Beginning with the opening worship and concluding with closing worship, the UCC’s General Synod — which takes place June 30-July 4 in Indianapolis — will feature many of the gifts of the Council for Health and Human Service Ministries (CHHSM) and its members. The theme of this year’s Synod is “Making All Things New,” based…

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CHHSM’s 85th Annual Gathering Filled with Renewal, Justice, and Hope

By Barb Powell | March 17, 2023

Connection. If one word can sum up three days of worship, workshops, keynotes, meetings, and social gatherings, it’s connection — at least in terms of the 85th Annual Gathering of the UCC Council for Health and Human Service Ministries, themed “Together through Mountains and Valleys” and held March 7-9 in Denver. “The 85th Annual Gathering…

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Technology 4 Independence: AMF-Emmaus Partnership Increases Clients’ Independence, Self-Determination

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | December 8, 2022

Written by Dr. Rachel C. Morgan, founder and CEO of the Adam Morgan Foundation (AMF) and adjunct assistant professor at University of Missouri at St. Louis. Reprinted with permission. The Adam Morgan Foundation’s (AMF) Technology 4 Independence pilot program was launched, with the support of the Developmental Disabilities Resource Board, in the fall of 2020.…

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Direct Service Support Professionals Celebrated at Emmaus Homes During National Recognition Week

By Barb Powell | October 6, 2021

UCC-related Emmaus Homes — a CHHSM member helping people with developmental disabilities in St. Charles, Mo. — recently celebrated National Direct Service Support Professionals (DSP) Recognition Week by honoring five of its outstanding service employees, culminating in its naming Deanna Robinson Emmaus’ Direct Service Professional of the Year. Robinson was honored for work exemplifying all…

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