Archives for December 2016

The Joy of Giving: Kids “Shop” for Presents for their Parents at PCHAS Christmas Party

Every child looks forward to getting presents for Christmas.  What you may not realize is that most wish they also had the opportunity to give presents – especially to their parents. Knowing this, Child and Family Specialist Josh Smith and Single Parent Family and Transitional Living Program Coordinator Mari Molina set aside an area at (Read More…)

Real Talk: Hannah and Aaron’s Journey to Adoption

This is a story about the journey of adoption—the uncut version of the way people go about adoption today. It’s not always picture perfect and that’s okay. Meet Hannah and Aaron Bunker of Houston. A creative soul, Hannah is a talented blogger and producer of a lively YouTube channel. Aaron has his own marriage counseling (Read More…)

Five Questions Every Donor Should Ask

Charity Navigator (CN), America’s largest independent charity evaluator, recently published a list of five questions every donor should ask before making a charitable gift. Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services (PCHAS) is pleased to share its answers to CN’s questions.  We hope this will inspire you to make a gift in support of our ministry. 1.  Does (Read More…)

Parenting Class Offered to Parents of Children in PCHAS’ Care

  Staff members of the Group Homes on our Itasca and Waxahachie campuses held a parenting education class in November for parents of children who live in the Group Homes. Phyllis Carlson, Assistant Group Home Supervisor on the Waxahachie campus, and I facilitated the class. The class drew from “The Connection, Where Hearts Meet,” a (Read More…)

Group Homes Throw “Black and White”-themed Dance

The Waxahachie and Itasca Group Homes held a “Black and White”-themed dance in November. The committee that planned the dance was made up of some of the kids themselves. All helped to turn the auditorium in Waxahachie into a “disco.” Everyone who attended was dressed in black and white—from head to toe—and everything from the (Read More…)

Dr. Ed Knight to retire Dec 31, 2017

Dr. Ed Knight, President and CEO of Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services (PCHAS) since 1997, has announced his retirement, effective December 31, 2017.  His current 20 years of outstanding service, combined with ten prior years from 1973-1983, will mark 30 years of service to PCHAS upon his retirement. Dr. Knight knew all his life he (Read More…)