Upcoming Austin Luncheon Event!

Join us for our upcoming Hope for the Children Luncheon Event! This years theme is “Paint the World you want to see”. For more information on our Hope for the Children Luncheon Events, please contact the below representatives. Thank you for your interest in helping children and families in need. Allison Harris, Senior Development Officer, (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…)

Water Safety Month!

April is Water Safety Month – You Can Help Prevent Drowning Warm weather is quickly approaching and water is a great way to beat the Texas heat. Water is refreshing, but it can also present a danger to children and adults alike. To create water safety awareness and prevent water-related injuries and deaths, the Texas (Read More…)

Why I Volunteer

When Molly Jensen, PCHAS Director of Development, asked me to write an article about why I serve as a PCHAS volunteer, I was reluctant. But after considering Molly’s idea that this profile might inspire others to consider ways they might give of their time and talents, I have agreed to answer the questions of how (Read More…)

Meet Lauren

“I am a single mother who works hard to manage my depression and anxiety so that I can provide my children with the best life possible.  Recently, out of commitment to my healing and to the well-being of my children, I ended a relationship with my daughter’s father, who was abusive and violent. His abusive (Read More…)

A Second Chance

Jessica gets a second chance through our Transitional Living Program Jessica came to the PCHAS Transitional Living Program after many struggles. She began using street drugs at the age of 15. Her disruptive behavior resulted in Jessica being kicked off the school swim team and eventually out of her high school. As her drug use (Read More…)

Happy Easter

You will have pain, but your pain will turn into joy. John 16:20 Four-year-old Hana, was neglected and undernourished before finding care in a PCHAS Foster Home. Hana, based on the trauma of neglect, was fearful that she would not have food to eat. Her foster parents recognized her physical needs for food and safety, (Read More…)

Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who supported PCHAS during Amplify Austin! Together, we raised over $5,600 for children and families in need! Deborah Davis (gift in memory of Emma Overfelt) Lisa Maxwell (gift in honor of Margaret Barry) Gene Wright Elisa Lopez Kris Calder Madelyn Mitchell Christy Rome Mary Graf (gift in memory of Kenneth Graf) (Read More…)


Amplify Austin is a community-wide day of online giving, and PCHAS is a part of it. But there’s no need to wait to make your donation. Click here to Schedule your donation today! During Amplify Austin, donations of any size help us to meet our fundraising goal of $10,000. You can schedule your Amplify Austin donation today and it will (Read More…)