Dr. Ed Knight to retire Dec 31, 2017

President Ed Knight Announces Retirement Board Names President Elect                       By Rev. Peter D. Crouch, Vice President for Development i Dr. Ed Knight, President and CEO of Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services (PCHAS) since 1997, has announced his retirement, effective December 31, 2017.  His current 20 years of outstanding service, combined with ten prior years (Read More…)

Forty-four-year-old Eastminster Book Review: Oldest PCHAS Fundraiser

  By Sara Newell Forty-four years ago, Dallas Presbyterian Estelle Amos wanted a way to help support the work of Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services. She wanted to create a fun event that would be enjoyable to attend and would also provide an opportunity to help children in need, as she said, “in a big (Read More…)

Caring Congregations: How Your Church Gift Helps Our Children and Families

Thank you for supporting PCHAS through your prayers and by donating all or a portion of this year’s Christmas Eve offering. Please see links below to make an online donation or to contact one of our development officers.  Here is what your support means to the children in our care:   Contact a Development Officer: (Read More…)

Trinity Presbyterian Raises $10,000 for PCHAS in Golf Tournament

By Sara Newell Trinity Presbyterian Church in McKinney hosted the 6th Annual Wes Geary Golf Tournament at McKinney’s Westridge Golf Course this fall. The event originated as a way to raise money for the Foster Care Program for Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services (PCHAS). Mally Baum, Trinity Presbyterian’s Associate Pastor, explained how the tournament, which (Read More…)

Friends of PCHAS: How Your Gift Helps Our Children and Families

Thank you for supporting PCHAS through your prayers and by making a donation this Christmas season. Please see the links below to make an online donation or contact a member of our development staff. Here is what your support means for the children in our care: Contact a Development Officer: Dallas/East Texas and Northern Louisiana (Read More…)

PCHAS In the News

PCHAS has been in the news quite a bit lately – in Austin and in Houston. A feature article on PCHAS’ single parent family program appeared in the Houston Chronicle on Sunday, November 21. Click here to read.  In addition to the Chronicle article, earlier this month, PCHAS was covered in several KXAN-TV newscasts. View (Read More…)

Linda’s Story

Linda, homeless and escaping an abusive relationship, arrived on foot at a PCHAS Single Parent Family Program residence with her six-year-old daughter, Mandy, in tow. Linda and Mandy had fled her home after Linda’s husband threatened her life and tore up most of the furniture in an all-night rampage. When he finally fell asleep, she (Read More…)

Loren’s Story

PCHAS met Loren when he was a sophomore in college.  Instead of playing basketball and video games with his friends when he wasn’t studying for his classes, Loren was raising two sisters and two brothers!  Carrie, Monica, John and Adam occupied all of his free time.  This young adult and his four siblings were orphaned (Read More…)

A Memoir – Jean Raleigh Kindle

By Jerry R. Tompkins, President-emeritus Jean Kindle had the kind of beauty you would notice from across a crowded room: a face that was finely symmetrical, beautifully coiffed hair, flawless skin. As for dress, she understood precisely what her colors were and what were not. And she was always engaged in conversation with somebody. The (Read More…)

Houston Marathon: Running in Support of PCHAS Children and Families

Becca Thompson, director of accounting for Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services (PCHAS) says she’s not a runner. But last year, Becca decided to stand with PCHAS children and families by running in the Aramco Houston Half Marathon on their behalf. “Running the half marathon seemed like a good challenge, and a good way to let (Read More…)