Hoyleton Youth & Family Services

Panel Discussion During CHHSM Annual Gathering to Discuss Innovative Collaborations that Foster Community Sustainability

By Barb Powell | February 13, 2024

A more recent tradition at the CHHSM Annual Gathering — which takes place March 12-14, 2024, in St. Louis — is a plenary panel discussion on the gathering’s theme. This year, the panel takes place the afternoon of March 13, and will be a thought-provoking discussion on Innovation as the Gateway to Collaboration, where attendees…

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Hoyleton’s New Construction to Increase Resident Care and Treatment Options

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | February 12, 2024

Construction on new facilities at Hoyleton Youth & Family Services in Fairview Heights, Ill., currently is in progress. The official groundbreaking took place July 27, 2023. Phase 1 of the project —  six 3,700-square-foot residential cottages — is scheduled to be completed by early spring. Following completion, youth residents will be moved into their new…

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CHHSM Members and Friends Ensure Success, Innovation, and Collaboration at Annual Gathering

By Barb Powell | January 11, 2024

Innovation as the Gateway to Collaboration is the theme of this year’s Annual Gathering, to be held March 12-14 at the Live! by Loews Hotel in St. Louis. Indeed, the Annual Gathering itself is a product of collaboration, thanks to the partners and members who serve as sponsors of the many keynotes, plenaries, meals, workshops,…

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Hoyleton’s Woehlke Named Board President, Community Behavioral Health Care Association

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | January 11, 2024

Adam Woehlke, MA, LCPC, director of behavioral health services for Hoyleton Youth and Family Services in Fairview Heights, Ill., has been named board president of the Community Behavioral Healthcare Association (CBHA) of Illinois for 2024. Woehlke has been a director at Hoyleton since 2021 and has worked in the behavioral health field for the past…

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Early Bird Registration for CHHSM’s 86th Annual Gathering is Open!

By Barb Powell | December 14, 2023

Registration for CHHSM’s 86th Annual Gathering — to be held March 12-14, 2024, at the Live by Loews Hotel in St. Louis — opened Monday, Dec. 18. The hotel is located in downtown St. Louis’ Ballpark Village, adjacent to Busch Stadium and within walking distance of the new Arch riverfront, museums, and eateries. The theme…

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Young Named Board Chair of Hoyleton Youth & Family Services

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | December 11, 2023

Dr. Tron Young has been elected board chair of Hoyleton Youth & Family Services, based in Fairview Heights Ill. Young has been a Hoyleton board member since 2019. Former chair Ann Ferguson-Stephens recently completed her term. Young brings 19 years of experience and knowledge as a middle school teacher and principal to Hoyleton. He also…

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UCC Cornerstone Fund — A Proud Partner to CHHSM and its Member Organizations

By Barb Powell | August 11, 2023

One of the many ways the UCC Council for Health and Human Service Ministries works to create additional resources for CHHSM members is through its UCC partnerships, and one of the best examples is the UCC Cornerstone Fund. And, as two CHHSM organizations recently discovered, a relationship with Cornerstone means expanded ministry in their communities.…

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New Location, New Class Bring Renewed Energy to Nollau Leadership Institute

By Barb Powell | June 13, 2023

With much enthusiasm, the members of the 2023-2024 Nollau Leadership Institute met May 22-26 at Bellwether Farm in Wakeman, Ohio, for their first retreat of the year-long program. To say that people came away refreshed and grounded would be an understatement. “The biggest thing is we had to work on ourselves first,” said Melinda Love,…

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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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Hoyleton Pilot Program Succeeds in Helping Youth Transition Out of Foster Care

By Barb Powell | October 6, 2022

A three-year pilot program in Southern Illinois is helping CHHSM members meet the needs of youth aging out of the foster system. Clients at Hoyleton Youth and Family Services in Fairview Heights, Ill., have access to the LifeSet pilot program at Hoyleton — a hands-on, youth-driven approach to helping young people in the child welfare…

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