Paschal

  Congratulations to our 2016 highschool and college graduates!   What year did you come into PCHAS’ care? I came into PCHAS’ care at age ten; I was in the fourth grade. What are your plans after graduation? I will go to Austin Community College to earn my Associate’s degree, then I’ll transfer to University (Read More…)

Upcoming PCHAS Luncheon Events!

Join us for our upcoming San Antonio Hope for the Children Luncheon Event! This years theme is “Paint the World You Want to See”. For more information on our San Antonio Hope for the Children luncheon event, please contact the below representatives. Thank you for your interest in helping children and families in need. Allison (Read More…)

Brekiyia

Congratulations to our 2016 highschool and college graduates!   What year did you come into PCHAS’ care? 2014. I came to PCHAS during my freshman year. What are your plans after graduation? I hope to go to college. If I don’t get into college, I will look for a job. What are your interests outside (Read More…)

Allison

Congratulations to our 2016 highschool and college graduates!   What year/grade did you come to PCHAS? 2013, I was in Ninth grade. What are your plans after graduation? I will attend Weatherford Community College. I will focus on psychology and business. Are you currently employed or were you employed in the past? If so, where (Read More…)

A Passion for Education

By Cynthia Hartman and Margaret Barry PCHAS Director of Education Virginia Knight is passionate about education. Her mother was a civil engineer in Mesquite, Texas at a time when female engineers were scarce; Virginia had a great role model growing up. She earned a bachelor’s degree in speech pathology and a master’s degree in education. (Read More…)

Graduation 2016

The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance Proverbs 21:5 Ryan was in second grade when his mother died. A middle child in a large sibling group overcome with sadness and uncertainty, Ryan could have been overlooked. He could have been separated from his siblings and left alone with his fears and devastating loss. (Read More…)

Lakeview Presbyterian Church Volunteers Sowing Seeds of Hope for PCHAS Client

Lakeview Presbyterian Church Volunteers Sowing Seeds of Hope for PCHAS Client Spring is upon us, and members of the Lakeview Presbyterian Church of New Orleans are spreading seeds of hope for PCHAS clients Britney, a single mom, and Rocket, her two-year-old son. Last month, volunteers from Lakeview drove in a caravan to Britney’s home, where (Read More…)

Lisa Thrives

As an 11-year-old, Lisa was sexually abused by her mother’s boyfriend, and was removed from her home by Child Protective Services. She was placed in a foster home, but because she’d been cutting herself, her foster parents and the psychiatrist she was seeing at the time were concerned for her safety. Lisa was placed in (Read More…)

Creating a Forever Family

The day they adopted baby Joe was a day Mark and Melissa Buchanan and their daughter, Rachel, will never forget.  Mark and Melissa had been hoping to adopt a baby for some time, so when the phone rang and it was their PCHAS social worker, they held their breath. They had been waiting for a (Read More…)

Visiting with Edith “Deedy” Bennett

Rev. Peter D. Crouch, PCHAS Vice President for Development, recently enjoyed visiting with Mrs. Edith “Deedy” Bennett, the daughter of Rev. N.R. “Pop” Hawkins, who was President of Southwestern Presbyterian Orphanage and School in Itasca from 1936-1956 — affectionately known today as the PCHAS Group Home Campus in Itasca. Mrs. Bennett developed numerous friendships with (Read More…)