Every Child’s Hope

CHHSM Member Organizations Find Creative Ways to Serve During Coronavirus Outbreak

By Barb Powell | April 13, 2020

From phone calls, online chats and social media postings to Zoom, Skype, and Facebook video gatherings, CHHSM members are adapting to almost daily changes in health care requirements while serving their residents and clients. “The world changes overnight,” says Chris Cox, president and CEO of Hoyleton Youth & Family Services in Fairview Heights, Ill. “Plans…

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CHHSM Store Provides Savings and Solutions for CHHSM Members and Employees

By Barb Powell | January 13, 2020

For UCC-related Every Child’s Hope, a children and family services agency that serves the St. Louis and Kansas City, Mo., communities, help with vendor relationships is important. That’s where Natalia Hernandez of Care Purchase Services (CPS) — the partner behind the CHHSM Store — steps in. “We have a great relationship with Every Child’s Hope,”…

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United Church of Christ CHHSM Ministries Serve Others Amid Opioid Crisis

By Barb Powell | August 13, 2018

M. battled opioid addiction for almost two decades. First oxycodone and alcohol. When that wasn’t enough to numb his anguish, cocaine. Finally, heroin. Two days after being released from a short-term recovery program, M. relapsed. As the injected heroin coursed through his veins, his dangerously-enlarged heart gave out. At the age of 39, M. lost…

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UCC Missouri Mid-South Conference, CHHSM Ministries Partnership Works to Create Just World for All

By Barb Powell | July 31, 2018

Donna Smith-Pupillo, executive director of Deaconess Nurse Ministry in St. Louis, sees little difference when talking about her work and that of Deaconess’ partner, the United Church of Christ’s regional Missouri Mid-South Conference. “We partner with the conference because we are a part of the conference,” Smith-Pupillo says. “We are not a separate entity, but…

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Serving Children Together at Every Child’s Hope

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | August 1, 2017

Starting in April, Faith Community Nurses Jill Randall, R.N., and Stacey Lovelace began new ventures in their careers by working with children and teenagers at Every Child’s Hope (ECH). Their work began when Deaconess Nurse Ministry (DNM) developed a partnership with ECH, a nonprofit caring ministry for more than 1,000 vulnerable children throughout Missouri, to…

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Collaboration is key to success for United Church of Christ ministries in St. Louis

By Barb Powell | July 4, 2017

It’s an old — yet, brand new — United Church of Christ health and human service collaboration in St. Louis. Two health care providers have partnered with a low-income older adult housing facility and a ministry for children in trauma to provide increased medical care, and it’s making an impact throughout the city. The Institute…

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CHHSM Mobilizes to Support Ferguson

By CHHSM Staff | October 14, 2014

CHHSM convened more than a dozen members Sept. 26 to discuss the current situation in Ferguson, Missouri, where Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old black man, was shot by a white police officer in early August. The incident, which triggered continuing rioting and protests, prompted CHHSM to explore ways members could work together to serve ongoing health and…

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