Archives for 2016

Trinity Presbyterian Raises $10,000 for PCHAS in Golf Tournament

Trinity Presbyterian Church in McKinney hosted the 6th Annual Wes Geary Golf Tournament at McKinney’s Westridge Golf Course this fall. The event originated as a way to raise money for the Foster Care Program for Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services (PCHAS). Mally Baum, Trinity Presbyterian’s Associate Pastor, explained how the tournament, which attracts approximately 100 (Read More…)

Linda’s Story

Linda, homeless and escaping an abusive relationship, arrived on foot at a PCHAS Single Parent Family Program residence with her six-year-old daughter, Mandy, in tow. Linda and Mandy had fled her home after Linda’s husband threatened her life and tore up most of the furniture in an all-night rampage. When he finally fell asleep, she (Read More…)

Loren’s Story

PCHAS met Loren when he was a sophomore in college.  Instead of playing basketball and video games with his friends when he wasn’t studying for his classes, Loren was raising two sisters and two brothers!  Carrie, Monica, John and Adam occupied all of his free time.  This young adult and his four siblings were orphaned (Read More…)

A Memoir – Jean Raleigh Kindle

By Jerry R. Tompkins, President-emeritus Jean Kindle had the kind of beauty you would notice from across a crowded room: a face that was finely symmetrical, beautifully coiffed hair, flawless skin. As for dress, she understood precisely what her colors were and what were not. And she was always engaged in conversation with somebody. The (Read More…)

Houston Marathon: Running in Support of PCHAS Children and Families

Becca Thompson, director of accounting for Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services (PCHAS) says she’s not a runner. But last year, Becca decided to stand with PCHAS children and families by running in the Aramco Houston Half Marathon on their behalf. “Running the half marathon seemed like a good challenge, and a good way to let (Read More…)

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…)