A Place Called Home: PCHAS Guest Houses Open for Visitors and College Students

PCHAS is excited to be able to provide short-term housing in guest houses on both our Waxahachie and Itasca campuses. The recently-opened Guest House on the Waxahachie Group Home campus provides housing for previous PCHAS Group Home residents who are 18 years or older and are currently active in our Advanced Education Program. Once accepted through (Read More…)

PCHAS Gift Registry for Single Parent Family Program in Houston

PCHAS’ Single Parent Family Program is expanding! New homes are being built on the campus of St. John’s Presbyterian Church in Houston, Texas that will provide struggling single mothers with a chance to raise their children in a safe and nurturing environment. Several items are still needed in order to make these houses a home. (Read More…)

Waxahachie Single Parent Family Program Hosts Open House

Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services (PCHAS) is expanding its Single Parent Family Program in May 2014 by opening a new home in Waxahachie, Texas. The new location will be able to serve nine single mothers and their children who are facing homelessness due to crisis. An Open House ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 17, 2014 to (Read More…)

Five Reasons to Donate to PCHAS

Each year over 65,000 Texas children suffer from abuse, abandonment and neglect. Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services’ educated and experienced staff serves over 4,500 children and families each year through our life-changing programs with proven success. Here are 5 reasons why you should consider donating to PCHAS this year. 1. The children and families that (Read More…)

Your Church Can Make a Big Difference in a Child’s Life

Lucy, a 13-year-old girl who simply refused to go to school, said going to school was miserable because the kids picked on her. It was true — the kids made fun of Lucy all the time. Lucy’s mother’s untreated mental illness made life very difficult for Lucy and her four younger siblings. When the school (Read More…)

Former Foster Care Child on Path to Succeed as ATEC Student

Article from UT Dallas News Center: March 19, 2014 Tiffany Sweet is not one to let a difficult past define her. For someone raised in the state foster care system, it might seem insurmountable to tackle a degree program at an academically rigorous university like UT Dallas. But Sweet is well on her way, maintaining (Read More…)

Linda’s Story

Ten-month-old Linda came to her foster parents, Luke and Amanda, as an “emergency placement” from the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. Luke and Amanda were shocked when they met Linda for the first time. Linda was de-toxing from drugs in her system and was suffering from a series of medical problems, including yellowing (Read More…)

Why I Volunteer: Judy Braselton, Corpus Christi Ambassador

How did you hear about PCHAS and how did you get involved? I heard of PCHAS through church activities and newsletter articles and because a PCHAS social worker has an office in our church.  I learned more when I served on my church’s “Church in Society” committee, which studies various mission projects in which church (Read More…)

Caring Congregation: Island Presbyterian Church in Corpus Christi Q&A with Pastor Rick Mills

Q: How does your church serve this ministry and in what capacity? A: We have been fortunate to host children from Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services’ group homes during Vacation Bible School (VBS) for many years. The children from PCHAS, who are mostly teenagers, teach the younger kids.  The kids from PCHAS bring energy and (Read More…)

PCHAS Seeks Household Items for its New Single Parent Family Program in Houston

All of the Single Parent Family Household Items Needed are Registered at Target You can visit any Target store and request the Single Parent Family “list” under the name Peter Crouch or you can go online to target.com and look up the “list” (not a wedding registry) and enter the password: “Peter Crouch.” Types of Items (Read More…)