Archives for September 2013

PCHAS Reaches Milestone: 100 Adoptions

Presbyterian Children’s Homes  and Services (PCHAS) reached the milestone of more than 100 adoptions through its Adoption program. “PCHAS has secured a permanent place for these children to call home and finish growing up,” said Celeste Ross, associate vice president for adoption services.  “Even after these children enter adulthood they will have a family to (Read More…)

Two volunteers needed to mentor a brother and sister in Houston (Pearland area)

D. and D., a brother and sister aged 9 and 8, reside with their grandmother, who is raising these children plus two other grandchildren as a single-parent. The grandmother is employed full-time and believes that both children could benefit from a positive mentor/role-model in their lives. Served by our Foster Care kinship connections program in (Read More…)

Support PCHAS When you Shop at Randalls!

Did you know that you can support Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services every time you shop for groceries at Randalls? Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services participates in the Randalls Good Neighbor Program, which has already generated more than $12,600 for PCHAS so far! Here’s How it Works When you use your Randalls Remarkable Card, 1% (Read More…)

Foster / Adoptive Parent, Paula Boyd, Shares Her Story

I originally came in contact with PCHAS because I heard about becoming a foster/adoptive parent to assist with adopting a DFPS kinship placement in my home. I met with PCHAS, decided to go through their process, and became a licensed foster/adoptive parent with the agency. I was able to finalize the adoption of my daughter (Read More…)

Sheila Arnold: Serving Families in Crisis and Orphans Around the World

In addition to working long hours as Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services Child and Family Program Supervisor, Sheila Arnold travels overseas every two years to help orphans in poverty-stricken areas of the world. So far, she’s participated in church-sponsored mission trips to Taiyuan, China, Cochin, India and Talsi, Latvia. Read here about Sheila’s recent trip (Read More…)

A Day in the Life of a PCHAS Child and Family Specialist

Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services’ Child and Family program provides preventative, in-home services to families in crisis. The goal is to help families stay together and avoid an out-of-home placement of their children. Child and Family specialists, all of whom have master’s degrees in social work or counseling, provide individual and family therapy and teach (Read More…)

First Presbyterian Church of Dallas Brings Children’s Mission Team to Waxahachie

A mission team of four adults and 15 children from First Presbyterian Church of Dallas arrived at PCHAS’ Waxahachie campus a few weeks ago bearing gifts. Bags full of school supplies and all the ingredients for cookie decorating. The group, the church’s Children’s Mission Ministry, learned more about PCHAS’ programs, sorted and distributed school supplies (Read More…)