Archives for August 2016

PCHAS Expands Adoption Services!

New locations increase reach and ability to assist birth mothers and adoptive families across the state. Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services (PCHAS) is expanding its adoption services to new locations in Texas including Austin, Dallas and Wichita Falls, areas it hasn’t served in decades. Until now, PCHAS’ Houston office coordinated PCHAS adoption services. The expansion (Read More…)

The Houston Marathon!

If you or anyone you know would be interested in running the 2017 Houston Marathon, please consider joining our team. We are raising money for Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services (PCHAS). Here are the top 10 reasons you should run for PCHAS: Raise Awareness…..Running for PCHAS is not all about fundraising – it also helps to (Read More…)

Celebration is in the Air

On September 17th Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services will host two celebrations. In Itasca, from 2-4 p.m, the Itasca Group Home program will celebrate several improvements to its campus with an informal reception and dedication.  Friends of PCHAS are cordially invited to tour the renovations and enjoy fun games and refreshments with the campus’ staff (Read More…)

Thank you!

Thank you for supporting PCHAS during North Texas Giving Day! With your generous donations we raised over $31,200 for children and families in need! Thank you to all who gave, all who shared why they give to PCHAS on social media and those who came to our in person events. We are grateful for your (Read More…)

David’s and Jamie’s Story

When David was 12 years old, he and his eight-year-old sister, Jamie, were removed from their home by Child Protective Services and placed in a temporary shelter. Wise beyond their years, David and Jamie knew deep-down that the shelter was a safer place to live than with their parents, who were dealing drugs out of (Read More…)

Why We Give – Les and Brenda Staples

How did you/your church learn about PCHAS? We learned about PCHAS at First Presbyterian Church in Ft. Worth’s “Presbypalooza” event.   How long have you/your church been serving this ministry and in what capacities (volunteer,projects, monetary donations, etc.? Since we learned about PCHAS, we have been supporting the agency with monetary donations.   What makes (Read More…)

Joe and Melinda’s Story

When Joe and Melinda received a call from a PCHAS Adoption Specialist that the birth parents of a newborn baby girl had chosen them to be the adoptive parents of their baby, they were elated. Joe and Melinda felt like they were on a very important audition and they were – a parenting audition for (Read More…)