A PCHAS Love Story – Joe and Elenor

The children within PCHAS’s Group Homes tend to become friends, comforting each other and fostering growth until it is their time to venture out into the world. The year is 1959 and PCHAS Itasca Group Home residents Darlene Hood and Elenor Yaughn just graduated from high school and did just that. They ventured out into (Read More…)

A Special Thank You to Our Donors

We thank you for your donation at Christmas time and throughout the year! While they were there, the time came for her to deliver her child. And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in bands of cloth, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in (Read More…)

Communicating God’s Love

Christina, an eleven-year-old removed from abusive parents and placed in the care of PCHAS, recently asked one of her group home parents if she could hold an envelope that had arrived in the mail. Her group home parent said, “of course,” and asked Christina if she was expecting something in the day’s mail. After a (Read More…)

Our First “Family Day”

For national adoption month, PCHAS is celebrating the many adoptions facilitated by PCHAS. Check out this blog post by Hannah, who adopted two children through PCHAS: On August 1st of this year, my family celebrated our first anniversary. A year before, my husband and I stood in court with our twin babies, and a judge (Read More…)

Group Homes – Meet Trisha

Trisha had never been to church before she came to stay with Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services’ Group Home in Waxahachie. Her mom worked hard at her job in a day care center, but she did not earn enough to pay the rent at the apartment where they were living. The family was evicted when (Read More…)

Why We Give: George and Linette Harwell

How did you originally learn about PCHAS? I was in high school living in Dallas with my parents. We attended First Presbyterian Church where my parents were actively involved in a couple’s class. As part of that class, my parents visited PCHAS’ Itasca campus. Ever since then I have had a close connection with PCHAS. Linette (Read More…)

Campus in Houston Now Houses Five Families as a Part of the PCHAS Single Parent Family Program

In October of 2014, Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services opened a Single Parent Family Program campus in Houston. Designed as a small community that offers single parent families a safe place to live, the program also offers counseling and other services designed to get them back on their feet. Currently, there are five families living (Read More…)

A Day in the Life of a Home Parent: Joyce Fuentes

Joyce Fuentes, a PCHAS Home Parent, shares what a typical day is like for her and her husband, Raul. Here is her story. What is a Home Parent’s life like? Well it depends upon the day. If it is a weekday, then we follow strict timelines in order to keep everything running smoothly. Here’s what (Read More…)

A Day in the Life of a PCHAS Child and Family Specialist

Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services’ Child and Family program provides preventative, in-home services to families in crisis. The goal is to help families stay together and avoid an out-of-home placement of their children. Child and Family specialists, all of whom have master’s degrees in social work or counseling, provide individual and family therapy and teach (Read More…)

Day in the Life of Kimberly Clough, PCHAS Foster Family Consultant

Kimberly Clough, PCHAS Foster Family Consultant in Longview, Texas, helps foster parents care for the children placed in their homes by the agency. She works closely with individual case workers from the child protective custody division of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. 7:45 a.m. A foster parent calls to confirm a scheduled (Read More…)