Why I Volunteer: Ann Walden


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


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


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…)

A Special Homecoming for Corbin!


3-year-old Corbin was born with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, a complex and rare heart defect where the left side of the heart is critically underdeveloped causing the right side of the heart to work twice as hard to compensate. His parents, Amberley and Joshua Cohn, were Corbin’s foster parents and later adopted him through the (Read More…)