Class of 2017: Zack

Another school year draws to a close, meaning it’s time for graduation. We are so excited for each and every one of our graduates and what their future holds. We want you to get a glimpse of the amazing young men and women we have had the privilege of getting to know through our Group (Read More…)

Program Update from PCHAS

AUSTIN, Texas — Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services’ (PCHAS) Board of Trustees voted unanimously on April 8, 2017 to make the following changes: The historic children’s agency will consolidate its Group Home Program onto its Itasca campus, increasing the number of Itasca group homes from four to six. One of the group homes will be reserved (Read More…)

Second Chances for PCHAS Clients

When Jesus told Zacchaeus the tax collector that he wished to stay at his house, Jesus gave him a second chance. At Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services (PCHAS), we seek to follow Jesus’ example by serving children and families with Christ-centered care, which includes giving others a second chance when they need it most. Like (Read More…)

Painting with a Purpose

“Yes, we’ll do it!,”  said Faith Presbyterian (Aledo, Texas) Associate Pastor, Elizabeth Boulware Landes, when I suggested that some volunteers from Faith Presbyterian might want to help out with some painting on PCHAS’ Single Parent Family Program campus. “The entire outside of the building?” I asked. “Yes, we’ll do it! We want to be able (Read More…)

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month: Keep the Pinwheels Spinning!

In 1982 President Ronald Reagan invited government agencies and communities to observe the first child abuse prevention week. April was declared Child Abuse Prevention Month and has been observed every year since.  More recently, blue pinwheels have become the national symbol for child abuse prevention. Shining in the sun, the pinwheels represent a bright future (Read More…)

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…)

Staff Profile: Cyndi Fuller

Seven years ago, Cyndi Fuller began volunteering at PCHAS when she was a social work student as an intern in the intake department. She never dreamed that one day she would work as PCHAS’ Single Parent Family Coordinator in Waxahachie, a job that she dearly loves. She is extremely passionate about PCHAS’ Single Parent Family (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 Home Parents: Meet Bill and Arlissa Schober

When Arlissa Schober first mentioned becoming PCHAS Home Parents to her husband Bill, he looked at her, as she recalls, like she was crazy. But she knew he’d make a great Home Parent, and she eventually convinced him to visit PCHAS’ Waxahachie campus. A visit to the breathtaking campus was all it took for Arlissa (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…)