Upcoming PCHAS Dallas Luncheon

Join us for our upcoming Dallas Hope for the Children Luncheon! This year’s theme is “Give Thanks with a Grateful Heart.” For more information on our Dallas Hope for the Children luncheon, please contact the below representative. Thank you for your interest in helping children and families in need. Sara Craig Senior Development Officer, Dallas/East (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…)

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…)

The Joy of Giving: Kids “Shop” for Presents for their Parents at PCHAS Christmas Party

Every child looks forward to getting presents for Christmas.  What you may not realize is that most wish they also had the opportunity to give presents – especially to their parents. Knowing this, Child and Family Specialist Josh Smith and Single Parent Family and Transitional Living Program Coordinator Mari Molina set aside an area at (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…)

PCHAS In the News

PCHAS has been in the news quite a bit lately – in Austin and in Houston. A feature article on PCHAS’ single parent family program appeared in the Houston Chronicle on Sunday, November 21. Click here to read.  In addition to the Chronicle article, earlier this month, PCHAS was covered in several KXAN-TV newscasts. View (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…)