Campaign FAQ

What is the purpose of the campaign?
The campaign is raising funds to build eight residences, a courtyard and a playground to provide a warm, nurturing environment that will help foster the growth and healing of single mothers and their children.

What is the program’s overall goal?
This ministry will provide a much-needed safety net for single parent families.  It offers private residences for each family, counseling, job search assistance, educational opportunities, and instruction in parenting and life skills (including budgeting and financial management, time management, wellness and nutrition).  The program helps struggling mothers who yearn to be self-sufficient.

How long is the average mother in your care?
The average single mother is usually able to achieve independence within 9-15 months.  None of the clients in PCHAS’ other Single Parent Family programs have fallen into homelessness.

Why was this location chosen?
During the past 12 years, St. John’s Presbyterian Church has provided free office space for one of PCHAS’ Child and Family Program specialists.  This in-home family preservation ministry has served over 500 families in need.  The church, whose them is “Healing happens here,” is committed to helping struggling single parents and their children.  St. John’s and PCHAS have agreed to a long-term lease of $1 per year for the land where the program will be built.  The site offers access to nearby public transportation, libraries, parks, good schools and the loving care of nearby churches and synagogues.

Who are the founders of this project?
Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services, St. John’s Presbyterian Church, and HomeAid Houston (the philanthropic arm of the Greater Houston Builder’s Association) have joined together to meet the needs of struggling single parents in Houston and their children.  Masa Studio is our project architect and Ryland Homes is our Builder Captain.

Who will build the residences?
Ryland Homes has volunteered to serve as Builder Captain for this project, ensuring superb workmanship in all phases of construction.

How can I or my congregation/organization support the campaign?
Please call Rev. Peter D. Crouch, Vice President for Development, today at 1.800.888.1904 or email him at peter.crouch@pchas.org.