Archives for 2015

Helping Single Mothers on the Brink

As you drive through your town, do you see people you assume are homeless — a man, whose hair and clothes beg for a wash, walking with a backpack? A disheveled looking woman pushing a cart? What about the young woman working at your child or grandchild’s daycare facility? Or the fast-food-chain employee? They may (Read More…)

Single Parent Family – Meet Nicole

Many of us see a homeless person – alone – on the street. And it’s heartbreaking. Most people don’t realize that single mothers with children comprise the largest homeless population. These women are struggling to care for themselves and their children. For some, it’s a Herculean task. That’s why PCHAS created its Single Parent Family (Read More…)

A Good Day for a BBQ

As I drove down our Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services’ San Antonio campus road on an early Saturday morning in preparation for our annual San Antonio Back to School Barbecue in September, I couldn’t help but feel a sense of peace and serenity. In the meadow behind our Single Parent Family Program home, I saw (Read More…)

Transitional Living – Meet Justine

Justine is a nineteen-year-old resident of the PCHAS San Antonio Transitional Living Program. She entered foster care when she was only six years old. She was removed from that home by Child Protective Services and was adopted by another family. At the age of nine, she was once again abandoned by her adoptive family. Shortly (Read More…)

Sisters Overcome Overwhelming Odds

With Help from PCHAS, Sisters Overcome Overwhelming Odds Over eight years ago, Pam Crawford, Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services’ Child and Family Supervisor in Corsicana (now a regional PCHAS Director) received two anxious telephone calls from the local high school asking for help for two sisters. One call was from the school counselor and the (Read More…)

Group Homes – Meet Trisha

Trisha had never been to church before she came to stay with Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services’ Group Home in Waxahachie. Her mom worked hard at her job in a day care center, but she did not earn enough to pay the rent at the apartment where they were living. The family was evicted when (Read More…)

Foster Care Referral Program

Referral Bonus Program For PCHAS Foster Parents Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services now offers a Referral Bonus Program to all our foster parents. The most effective recruiting technique is referrals from our existing foster parents. PCHAS recognizes the importance of these referrals. The foster care program and the children it serves benefit from your encouragement (Read More…)

Amazon Smile!

PCHAS is proud to have joined the AmazonSmile program, a simple and automatic way for you to support PCHAS while shopping online at no additional cost to you. All you have to do is shop at smile.amazon.com and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to PCHAS. On your first visit to AmazonSmile, just (Read More…)

Dear Adoptive Mom

Dear Adoptive Mom, First off, congratulations! Whether you’ve just made the decision to adopt, have a match, or are already mothering your precious one, I want to congratulate you on being a mom. You were this little one’s mom before they were in your arms, as your mothering heart was tender to your child before (Read More…)

Sara Newell, Senior Development Officer

Staff Profile: Sara Newell, Senior Development Officer We asked Sara Newell, our new Senior Development Officer, to introduce herself and here’s her lively response: “Hello! I am the new Senior Development Officer for the Dallas and East Texas Region, the region formerly served by Steve Hurst, who has retired.  I have the privilege of serving (Read More…)