PCHAS Open House

Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services’ Central Office has moved to a new location! Our Central Office (including Austin Foster Care and Adoption) is now located at: 5920 W. William Cannon Drive, Bldg. 3 – Suite 100, Austin, TX 78749   Our Central Office Open House will take place: April 18th from 3-6 p.m. Please RSVP (Read More…)

PCHAS Celebrates Renovations

PCHAS hosted a celebration on its Itasca campus this past September to debut campus improvements. Renovations were made to the tennis court, swimming pool and gym. The tennis court renovations include a resurfaced court, additional lights and a freshly-painted fence.  The Purcell-Shoap Gymnasium renovations included a renovated ceiling, remodeled bathrooms and a state-of-the-art weight room.  (Read More…)

PCHAS is Hiring!

Case Manager Foster Care/Adoption Program– Houston Child and Family Specialist – Dallas Home Developer-Foster Care/Adoption Program – Austin Home Parents -Itasca and Waxahachie Tutor (Part-time) – Itasca Rental Property for Foster Parents– Waxahachie Equal Employment Opportunity Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services is an equal opportunity employer that maintains a policy of nondiscrimination with respect to all employees and applicants (Read More…)

Join us at The PCHAS Table!

To learn more about our mission to provide Christ-centered care and support to children and families in need, we invite you to join Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services for a free lunch and tour of our Waxahachie campus. Through our seven core programs, we offer hope and healing to children, youth and families. Come gather (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…)

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…)

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…)