Lindsay Sloan, Intern and Freelance Writer

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Staff Profile: Lindsay Sloan, Intern and Part-time Freelance Writer During the past three years, PCHAS’ Communications team, part of the Development Department, has “hosted” many interns – most are students from the University of Texas’ Moody School of Communications; others are recent graduates of the University of Texas. It’s a win-win situation. PCHAS benefits by (Read More…)

Why We Give: Ron and Jo Ann Mills

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How did you learn about PCHAS? Seven years ago, we were going through some trying times with our teenage daughter. A friend of ours from Trinity Presbyterian Church in McKinney (TPC) suggested that we contact PCHAS for advice. We were cordially invited to the Waxahachie campus for an evaluation of our daughter and a tour (Read More…)

Education – Meet Joe Rosales


When he was twelve years old, Joe Rosales’ parents sought rehabilitation for their drug use and placed Joe in a PCHAS Group Home. “PCHAS took me off the streets and helped me move away from the difficult life I could have had,” said Joe. “When I first came to the Group Home, it was very (Read More…)

Shirley Anthony, Educational Coordinator

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For the past three years, Shirley Anthony has served as PCHAS’ Educational Coordinator on the Itasca and Waxahachie Group Home campuses. In this role, she has made a lasting impact on the lives of countless children. She gives each individual child what he or she needs to be successful in school, and makes sure they (Read More…)

Q & A with Elyse Inman, Intake Specialist, Clinical Services Team

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  Q: What is your role and how long have you worked for PCHAS? A: I have been with PCHAS since 2011, when I started as an intern on the Clinical Services team. Now I’m an Intake Specialist on the Clinical Services Team.   Q: What does an Intake Specialist do? A: We are on (Read More…)

Following God’s Plan

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PCHAS Group Home Parents Adopt Children from Group Homes   When PCHAS decided to repurpose its Group Homes in San Antonio, the Group Home parents there wondered what would become of a sibling group that they had been caring for at the homes. Joyce and Raul Fuentes, who had been PCHAS Group Home parents in (Read More…)

David Gibson, Special Advisor to PCHAS Program Staff

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David Gibson, the newly-named part-time Special Advisor to PCHAS program staff, has a long history with PCHAS. He has served PCHAS in a variety of roles, his most recent being Vice President for Community Services. In that role, David traveled throughout Texas and Louisiana meeting with the 22 PCHAS social workers in 17 cities. Since (Read More…)

PCHAS Staff Run for a reason!

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Ten years. 16,500 miles. 40 pairs of shoes. Red blisters, blue toenails and too much sweat. I ran my first race in middle school, chasing that swinging brown braid on the girl running in front of me; never quite close enough to catch up; never quite meeting that goal. My senior year of high school (Read More…)

Exes Day: A PCHAS Family Reunion

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Former PCHAS Group Homes residents have been reuniting every year since the 1960’s   Every summer, Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services’ Itasca campus, hosts a reunion for its former Group Home residents and staff. Every June, the celebration’s called “Exes Day,” which stands for ex-group home residents. This reunion gives former residents and staff a (Read More…)


Spring 2015 Graduates Kat

Group Home Campus: Itasca College: The University of Texas, Arlington (after Hill College) Major: Kinesiology   Below is a questionnaire from recent High School Graduate Kat Perkins: How long have you been at PCHAS’ Group Homes? Since July 2013 Activities/extracurricular activities? Cross country, track, basketball, softball and band. I am part of a church youth (Read More…)