Emmaus Homes

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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Emmaus Home Employee Redefines Work that Matters

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | July 6, 2021

By Nick Quargnenti, marketing coordinator for Emmaus Homes. This article first appeared in Emmaus’ Summer 2021 issue of The Messenger. Reprinted with permission. Emmaus Direct Support Lead Natasha has recently given the phrase “Work That Matters” a whole new meaning at Emmaus. Natasha is always excited to teach valuable lessons to Brad and all of…

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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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Margaret Schultz, First Woman to Serve as Administrator of Emmaus Homes, Dies at 88

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | February 9, 2021

Margaret M. Schultz, 88, the first woman to serve as administrator of Emmaus Homes, died Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020, at Cedarcrest Manor, Washington, Mo. Born Dec. 7, 1932, in Charlotte, Mo., Schultz was the daughter of the late George and Mathilda Louisa (nee Rohlfing). Shauna O’Toole, director of development at Emmaus, wrote the following article,…

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Emmaus Homes Implements Technology Update Giving Clients Access to Healthcare and More

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | October 26, 2020

Emmaus Homes recently implemented a technology update to 69 client homes. The update is benefiting about 225 people with disabilities living in St. Louis. The technology includes new iPads and software in all of Emmaus’ service locations. Especially now, due to COVID-19, this technology provides Emmaus clients with a new level of access to essential…

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Disability Justice is Focus of August Be A Voice Advocacy Toolkit

By Barb Powell | August 14, 2020

One historic outreach within the UCC’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries is providing services to and advocating with and for persons with disabilities. And, as the August installment of the Be A Voice Health and Human Services Advocacy Toolkit — produced by CHHSM and the UCC’s Justice and Witness Ministries office in Washington,…

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Three CHHSM Direct Service Providers Receive Safety Net Grants from United Way of Greater St. Louis

By Barb Powell | July 13, 2020

On June 17, the Rev. Donna Smith-Pupillo RN, executive director of Deaconess Nurse Ministry in St. Louis, received the good news from United Way of Greater St. Louis that Deaconess had been named a Safety Net grant recipient. At about the same time, Emmaus Homes and Unleashing Potential were notified that they, too, were grant…

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Community Answers Emmaus Homes’ Call to ‘Fill the Van’ During Give STL Day

By Barb Powell | May 8, 2020

From dawn till midnight on May 7, community members from across St. Louis turned out in force bearing toilet paper, cleaning supplies, and other essential items to help UCC-related Emmaus Homes “Fill the Van.” The goal was to fill Emmaus Homes’ 15-seat van with much-needed supplies for its clients. Monetary donations also came in online,…

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Inspired CHHSM Annual Gathering Focuses on Justice and Grace — Together

By Barb Powell | March 12, 2020

From a pre-conference visit to the National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel — where the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated — to the Rev. Traci Blackmon’s stirring words during the closing worship, the UCC’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries’ 82nd Annual Gathering left attendees moved, inspired, and recommitted…

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Emmaus Employee Recognized with Award from St. Charles County Coalition of Service Providers

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | November 26, 2019

UCC-related Emmaus Homes in St. Charles, Mo., has announced that Azeez Bada, a direct support professional, is a recipient of the 2019 Direct Support Professional Award given by the Coalition of Service Providers of St. Charles County. The St. Charles County Coalition of Service Providers is a network of agencies that serve people with disabilities.…

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