PCHAS Receives a Generous Challenge Grant

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PCHAS Receives $100,000 Thanks to Generous Challenge Grant

Thanks in part to a $50,000 challenge grant by an anonymous donor Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services received $100,000 for the agency’s programs in Corpus Christi: Child and Family (a unique family preservation program) and Next Steps (a program that serves struggling veterans and young adults who have aged out of foster care). “This is a wonderful early Christmas gift for the children and families we serve through these programs,” said Rev. Peter D. Crouch, PCHAS Vice President for Development.

“This challenge grant was very popular with our donors, who rallied when they learned that their gifts would be matched dollar for dollar,” said Crouch. “We are thrilled that our Corpus Christi clients will continue to receive the same quality care and encouragement, training, resources and guidance from our Child and Family Specialists. This money will enable us to serve even more clients in Corpus Christi.”

Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services was founded in 1903 and serves 4,200 children and families in need with Christ-centered care and support. It has seven core programs: foster care, adoption, group homes, education, child and family, single parent family and transitional living. It remains committed to helping children heal from abuse, abandonment and domestic violence. PCHAS also reaches out to and works closely with their parents, some of whom struggle with drug and/or alcohol addiction, unemployment, poverty, depression, and other obstacles to healthy parenting.