PCHAS Breaks Ground on Single Parent Family Campus in Houston

PCHAS Breaks Ground on Single Parent Family Campus in Houston

In May, Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services (PCHAS) broke ground on a Single Parent Family campus – to be built in Houston in 2014.

The campus will be home to seven single mothers, their children and a live-in case manager. The project is part of the PCHAS Single Parent Family Program that provides transitional housing and warm, supportive environments to single parent families.

Residents commit to family therapy, faith development and regular meetings with a case manager. The program also provides assistance in locating educational opportunities that will lead to employment.

The new residences will address a serious need in the Houston area. Nearly 300,000 children in Harris County live in households below the poverty line.  More than 44 percent of these children are under the age of 5.

HomeAid Houston, a Greater Houston Builders Association charity, partnered with PCHAS to construct four duplex units designed to look like single family homes. St. John’s Presbyterian Church donated the property for the project.

“Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services is delighted to partner with HomeAid Houston and St. John’s Presbyterian Church to provide these residences for single mothers and their children in Houston,” said Ed Knight, Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services president. “We couldn’t ask for better partners for this important ministry.”

 

This is the third Single Parent Family ministry that PCHAS has undertaken. Two other residences are located in Weatherford, Texas and Waxahachie, Texas.

About our Partners:

HomeAid Houston is a 501 c 3 charity that builds transitional housing for Houston’s homeless. The organization has completed 21projects and served nearly 5,000 men, women and children. PCHAS also partnered with Masa Studio, the architectural firm that designed the residential facility, and Ryland Homes, the builder captain of the project.

Read more about this story in the Houston Chronicle.