Why I Give: Mark Davis

Mark Davis, age 14

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

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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…)

Exes Day: A PCHAS Family Reunion

Itasca Exes Day 2014

Every summer since the 1960s, Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services’ Itasca campus, which was founded in 1903, hosts a reunion for its former Group Home residents and staff. Held every June, the celebration is called “Exes Day,” which stands for ex-group home residents. The reunion gives former residents and staff a chance to reconnect and (Read More…)

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

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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…)

Help Children Make Good Choices: Parenting Tips from PCHAS’ Scott Waller

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PCHAS will be hosting its first ever Parenting Education Seminar on Sept. 20th! Six prominent PCHAS specialists will discuss topics ranging from foster care to practical parenting tips. We asked keynote speaker Scott Waller to give us a sneak peak of what he will be talking about on the big day, see what he had (Read More…)