Charitable Care by UCC-Related Health Providers Jumps 18 Percent in 2016, Exceeds $857 Million


The United Church of Christ’s nearly 400 health and human service ministries provided more than $857 million in uncompensated, charitable care in 2016, an increase of nearly 18 percent in one year. The jump represents one of the largest single-year increases in decades, according to statistics collected by the UCC’s Council for Health and Human […]

UCC’s United Church Homes Asks Obama Administration for Greater Leadership on Issues Facing LGBT Elders


United Church Homes, a large United Church of Christ provider of older adult housing, has joined other leading senior service providers and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender organizations in a letter to the Obama Administration asking that greater attention be placed on the unique needs of LGBT seniors. “As a population that is too often […]

Spiritual Care Offers New Life


When Connie Rochester moved into Fairhaven Community, she didn’t have clothes, shoes or eyeglasses. Her heart was ailing both physically and spiritually. “When I got here it was kind of a rough part of my life, but I thank God for my life because it turned out beautiful,” Rochester says. On Rochester’s second day at […]

ONA Covenant Strengthens Communities


John Rainey and Gene Finnegan didn’t worry about discrimination based on their sexual orientation when they moved to Parkvue Community in 1999. “We didn’t specifically mention our sexual orientation when we joined, but it was clear that we were accepted by everyone,” says Finnegan, a resident at the United Church Homes retirement community and CHHSM […]