Archives for December 2013

Living Water Capital Campaign Receives Grant from First Presbyterian Church of Houston

The First Presbyterian Church of Houston, a long-time supporter of Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services (PCHAS) has made a generous donation to PCHAS’ Living Water Capital Campaign. The Living Water Capital Campaign was launched by PCHAS in June, 2013 to raise funds to build and operate a residential campus for struggling single mothers and their (Read More…)

Meet Jessica Jurica — Volunteer Extraordinaire!

A new volunteer, Jessica Jurica, has made herself indispensable to one of PCHAS’ Waxahachie campus group homes. Here is her story: Jessica is a mother of a 10-year-old and has a full-time job. But because her work-at-home job gives her flexibility that many volunteers don’t have, she was able to stay with the girls at (Read More…)

Houston Single Parent Family Program Construction Update

By Rev. Peter D. Crouch PCHAS Vice President for Development It’s an exciting time at the site of Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services’ Single Parent Family program on the campus of St John’s Presbyterian Church in Houston!  Construction is moving right along and each day we get closer to our goal: giving struggling mothers a chance (Read More…)

Poverty Can Have a Profound Impact on the Brain

An October 28, 2013 blog post by Emily Badger published in theatlanticcities.com explores ways that poverty taxes the brain. Badger says research shows that poverty shapes people in some surprising ways. “Poverty sucks up so much mental bandwidth – capacity spent wrestling with scarce resources, for example – that the poor have fewer cognitive resources (Read More…)

FaithPointe Fellowship Serves Thanksgiving Feast to Children in PCHAS’ Care

Red Oak’s FaithPointe Fellowship church served up a Thanksgiving style feast for Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services in Waxahachie. The feast served 100, including children, families, volunteers, and staff. The meal consisted of all the classic Thanksgiving favorites, along with many desserts. Pastor Caleb Knight of FaithPointe expressed his desire to serve the physical needs (Read More…)