Support PCHAS While Shopping!

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There are many ways to donate, and now donating can be as simple as shopping for the things you need! PCHAS now accepts donations through Amazon Smile and also continues to accept donations through the Randalls Good Neighbor Program. Please click on the program image below to learn more about how each of these programs (Read More…)

Support PCHAS While Shopping Online at Amazon!

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PCHAS is proud to join the AmazonSmile program, a simple and automatic way for you to support PCHAS while shopping online at no additional cost to you. All you have to do is shop at and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to PCHAS. On your first visit to AmazonSmile, just choose (Read More…)

Support PCHAS While Shopping at Randalls!


Did you know that you can support Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services every time you shop for groceries at Randalls? Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services participates in the Randalls Good Neighbor Program, which has already generated more than $12,600 for PCHAS so far! Here’s How it Works When you use your Randalls Remarkable Card, 1% (Read More…)

Award-Winning PCHAS Volunteer Arlene Hamilton Brings Nutrition Classes to the Waxahachie Single Parent Family Program

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One of the main objectives of the PCHAS Single Parent Family Program is to not only give the single mothers and children who enter the program a place to live, but to also give them the support and the resources they need to move forward in life. PCHAS volunteer Arlene Hamilton is helping the moms (Read More…)

Help a Child; Save a Generation! Designate your Pentecost Offering to PCHAS

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In the Presbyterian tradition, congregations are invited to share 40% of their Pentecost Offering with a local service organization working with children at risk.  If your church plans to receive a Pentecost Offering, Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services (PCHAS) invites you to dedicate 40% of it to our ministry, since we work with more than (Read More…)

Why We Give: George and Linette Harwell

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How did you originally learn about PCHAS? I was in high school living in Dallas with my parents. We attended First Presbyterian Church where my parents were actively involved in a couple’s class. As part of that class, my parents visited PCHAS’ Itasca campus. Ever since then I have had a close connection with PCHAS. Linette (Read More…)

Campus in Houston Now Houses Five Families as a Part of the PCHAS Single Parent Family Program

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In October of 2014, Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services opened a Single Parent Family Program campus in Houston. Designed as a small community that offers single parent families a safe place to live, the program also offers counseling and other services designed to get them back on their feet. Currently, there are five families living (Read More…)

Why I Give: Mark Davis

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Mark Davis, 14, first learned of PCHAS several years ago from Jana Hobbs, PCHAS Senior Development Officer. His family responded to the immediate need of a Child and Family client whose children were discovered sleeping on the floor with most other basic needs unmet. Bedding, clothing, shoes, books and toys were donated by Mark, who (Read More…)

Why I Volunteer: Ann Walden


Ann Walden Farmer’s Branch, Texas How did you first hear about Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services (PCHAS)? When I was Vice-President of the Presbyterian Women’s Group at Faith United Presbyterian Church in Farmer’s Branch, we invited Tom Anthony, a PCHAS Development Officer in our region, to speak at our annual PW Retreat. We had made (Read More…)

Meet Melissa Jackson, our new Houston Single Parent Family Program Director


Houston We Have Lift Off! Melissa Jackson is excited about her new role as PCHAS’ Houston Single Parent Family Program Director.  Originally from the South Side of Chicago, as an adult, she moved to New Mexico and attended college there. She earned a Bachelor of Social Work degree in 2006 and a Master’s degree in (Read More…)