Sisters Overcome Overwhelming Odds

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With Help from PCHAS, Sisters Overcome Overwhelming Odds Over eight years ago, Pam Crawford, Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services’ Child and Family Supervisor in Corsicana (now a regional PCHAS Director) received two anxious telephone calls from the local high school asking for help for two sisters. One call was from the school counselor and the (Read More…)

Group Homes – Meet Trisha


Trisha had never been to church before she came to stay with Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services’ Group Home in Waxahachie. Her mom worked hard at her job in a day care center, but she did not earn enough to pay the rent at the apartment where they were living. The family was evicted when (Read More…)

Foster Care Referral Program

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Referral Bonus Program For PCHAS Foster Parents Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services now offers a Referral Bonus Program to all our foster parents. The most effective recruiting technique is referrals from our existing foster parents. PCHAS recognizes the importance of these referrals. The foster care program and the children it serves benefit from your encouragement (Read More…)

Amazon Smile!

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PCHAS is proud to have joined the AmazonSmile program, a simple and automatic way for you to support PCHAS while shopping online at no additional cost to you. All you have to do is shop at and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to PCHAS. On your first visit to AmazonSmile, just (Read More…)

Dear Adoptive Mom

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Dear Adoptive Mom, First off, congratulations! Whether you’ve just made the decision to adopt, have a match, or are already mothering your precious one, I want to congratulate you on being a mom. You were this little one’s mom before they were in your arms, as your mothering heart was tender to your child before (Read More…)

Sara Newell, Senior Development Officer

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Staff Profile: Sara Newell, Senior Development Officer We asked Sara Newell, our new Senior Development Officer, to introduce herself and here’s her lively response: “Hello! I am the new Senior Development Officer for the Dallas and East Texas Region, the region formerly served by Steve Hurst, who has retired.  I have the privilege of serving (Read More…)

Foster Care – Meet Sarah


Sarah is 17 years old and heading to college. Typical?  Not at all. Why? Sarah has been in the foster care system since she was three years old.  During this time, she was bounced from one foster home to another. Sarah has been in more than 12 homes during her young life. Research shows that each time (Read More…)

Samuel Smith, Senior Development Officer

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Staff Profile: Samuel Smith, Senior Development Officer for Fort Worth and West Texas Samuel Smith has joined Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services (PCHAS) as Senior Development Officer for Fort Worth and West Texas. Before joining the PCHAS staff, Samuel worked with a variety of Christian ministries that address the needs of children and adults struggling (Read More…)

Child and Family – Meet Ben and Amy


While many of the children are referred to PCHAS Group Homes by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, private placements are still a priority, and make up the majority of the children in our Group Homes. Here’s a story about a girl placed into our care by her grandfather. A grandfather, Ben was raising (Read More…)

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…)