Health and Human Service Sunday is a special opportunity to create awareness of the health concerns of our communities and world, and to learn about the many and various health and human service ministries of the United Church of Christ. It is observed annually in the United Church of Christ and is an opportunity to talk about health in a holistic way, address the issues of justice in our health care systems and learn about how each of us can become involved.
The Wisconsin Conference has had long standing relationships with numerous human service agencies through our Wisconsin Council of Health and Human Service Ministries (WCHHSM). By supporting and advocating for these agencies, we live out our mission of service to Jesus Christ by helping others lead healthy, dignified lives.
The Wisconsin Conference supports these agencies through our United Conference Appeal. You can further support these ministries through planned giving, memorials, individual contributions, volunteering your time and your prayers.
For a handout of talking points about our work, click here.
Mission – “To model Christ’s love for humanity by creating life-enhancing relationships, services and environments.”
Founded in 1953.
5595 County Road Z
West Bend WI 53095
Mission – Crossroad creates promising futures for children in difficult circumstances by providing therapy, education and family support services. Founded in 1883.
2525 Lake Avenue
Fort Wayne IN 46805-5457
Mission – Arising from faith in Jesus Christ, the mission of Emmaus Homes is to enhance the quality of life for adults of all beliefs who have cognitive, intellectual and other developmental disabilities. Serving people with developmental disabilities since 1893.
Emmaus Homes East-St. Charles
2200 Randolph St.
St. Charles, MO 63301
Emmaus Homes West – Marthasville
2200 Highway D
Marthasville, MO 63357
Mission – To be a visible sign of God’s love to older men and women.
Serving the elderly since 1962. Where life is added to years.
Fairhaven Senior Services
435 Starin Road
Whitewater WI 53910
Mission – To serve older persons, responding to their social, physical, emotional, spiritual and economic needs. A retirement campus in America’s Little Switzerland. Founded in 1966.
600 2nd Avenue
New Glarus WI 53574
Mission: Assist troubled youth and their families heal the hurt and enhance the good. Service programs include group and foster care homes for adolescents, in-home family therapy, independent living skills and parent education training. Dedicated to healing the mind and spirit of children and families. Founded in 2001.
6333 Odana Rd.
Madison WI 53719
Mission – To serve the wider church and the Mississippi Gulf Coast community by offering a faithful witness of social justice and compassion in its service to the poor and marginalized. The Mission acts as an agent of community change, direct service provider, and tireless advocate. Since Hurricane Katrina, BBM also is a leader in disaster recovery efforts along the MS Coast. Doing justice and loving kindness since 1922.
1012 Division Street
Mission – To provide a range of housing options and services for older adults, economically disadvantaged families, and persons with disabilities, according to their needs, in an environment enhancing the quality of life as it relates to their physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. Retirement Housing Foundation is committed to serving its residents and their local communities. Founded in 1961.
Round House Manor
Valley View Apartments
Mission – to create and maintain a superior learning environment for children, while introducing them to basic Christian values and traditions.
10627 West Forest
Hales Corners, WI 53130
Coordinator: Nancy Potter
Chair: Rev. Kathryn Kuhn