Why Give During Amplify Austin?

Calling all friends of PCHAS in the Austin area! It’s that time of year again: Amplify Austin. Maybe you’ve heard the name before, but you’re not sure what it’s all about. What is Amplify Austin? Amplify Austin is the annual community-wide day of online giving. The goal is to connect local donors with Austin area (Read More…)

PCHAS Celebrates Renovations

PCHAS hosted a celebration on its Itasca campus this past September to debut campus improvements. Renovations were made to the tennis court, swimming pool and gym. The tennis court renovations include a resurfaced court, additional lights and a freshly-painted fence.  The Purcell-Shoap Gymnasium renovations included a renovated ceiling, remodeled bathrooms and a state-of-the-art weight room.  (Read More…)

PCHAS Home Parents: Meet Bill and Arlissa Schober

When Arlissa Schober first mentioned becoming PCHAS Home Parents to her husband Bill, he looked at her, as she recalls, like she was crazy. But she knew he’d make a great Home Parent, and she eventually convinced him to visit PCHAS’ Waxahachie campus. A visit to the breathtaking campus was all it took for Arlissa (Read More…)

PCHAS is Hiring!

Case Manager Foster Care/Adoption Program– Houston Child and Family Specialist – Dallas Home Developer-Foster Care/Adoption Program – Austin Home Parents -Itasca and Waxahachie Tutor (Part-time) – Itasca Rental Property for Foster Parents– Waxahachie Equal Employment Opportunity Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services is an equal opportunity employer that maintains a policy of nondiscrimination with respect to all employees and applicants (Read More…)

Foster Mom to PCHAS Team Member: Meet Keri Lemon-Goins

Development Officer Keri Lemon-Goins is the newest member of the PCHAS Development team. Having adopted a child through PCHAS’ foster-to-adopt program, Keri comes to the agency with a special fondness for the agency – and a heart for children in foster care. “I felt that because of my experience as a foster/adoptive parent that my (Read More…)

Running for a Reason: The 2017 Houston Marathon

While most people were still in bed early Sunday morning, thousands of runners descended on downtown Houston to run the 45th annual Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Half Marathon. For PCHAS runners and their supporters, festivities began on the Saturday night before the marathon, when PCHAS hosted a pasta dinner for runners so they could (Read More…)

Join us at The PCHAS Table!

To learn more about our mission to provide Christ-centered care and support to children and families in need, we invite you to join Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services for a free lunch and tour of our Waxahachie campus. Through our seven core programs, we offer hope and healing to children, youth and families. Come gather (Read More…)

The Joy of Giving: Kids “Shop” for Presents for their Parents at PCHAS Christmas Party

Every child looks forward to getting presents for Christmas.  What you may not realize is that most wish they also had the opportunity to give presents – especially to their parents. Knowing this, Child and Family Specialist Josh Smith and Single Parent Family and Transitional Living Program Coordinator Mari Molina set aside an area at (Read More…)

Real Talk: Hannah and Aaron’s Journey to Adoption

This is a story about the journey of adoption—the uncut version of the way people go about adoption today. It’s not always picture perfect and that’s okay. Meet Hannah and Aaron Bunker of Houston. A creative soul, Hannah is a talented blogger and producer of a lively YouTube channel. Aaron has his own marriage counseling (Read More…)

Five Questions Every Donor Should Ask

Charity Navigator (CN), America’s largest independent charity evaluator, recently published a list of five questions every donor should ask before making a charitable gift. Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services (PCHAS) is pleased to share its answers to CN’s questions.  We hope this will inspire you to make a gift in support of our ministry. 1.  Does (Read More…)