Emmaus Homes

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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CHHSM Members Reap Benefits of Generous UCC Ohio Conference Grants

By Barb Powell | August 8, 2019

At Crossroad Child & Family Services in Fort Wayne, Ind., a Defiance (Ohio) College student is gaining hands-on experience and assisting staff in her chosen field. Emmaus Homes in St. Charles, Mo., is advancing a program to strengthen relationships between clients and volunteers. United Church Homes, based in Marion, Ohio, is holding workshops featuring narrative…

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Clients, Community Learn About Native American Culture During UCC-related Emmaus Homes’ Festival

By Barb Powell | July 30, 2019

A Native American Cultural Festival held June 23 at UCC-related Emmaus Homes in St. Charles, Mo., celebrated the culmination of a 5-week course in Native American culture. The course, part of the EmmausLink program, was open to Emmaus clients and the wider community, and focused on various aspects of Native American culture. EmmausLink, a social…

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Presenting Sponsorship of Synod Offers Unique Avenue for Furthering CHHSM Members’ Mission and Ministry

By Barb Powell | July 6, 2019

Part family reunion, part education and information session, part network building … and a lot of fun and hard work. These sentiments express the overall reaction of CHHSM members participating in CHHSM’s first-ever presenting sponsorship of the UCC’s General Synod, held June 21-25 in Milwaukee, Wis. As presenting sponsor, CHHSM’s Synod presence helped introduce the…

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