Celebration is in the Air

On September 17th Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services will host two celebrations. In Itasca, from 2-4 p.m, the Itasca Group Home program will celebrate several improvements to its campus with an informal reception and dedication.  Friends of PCHAS are cordially invited to tour the renovations and enjoy fun games and refreshments with the campus’ staff (Read More…)

Thank you!

Thank you for supporting PCHAS during North Texas Giving Day! With your generous donations we raised over $31,200 for children and families in need! Thank you to all who gave, all who shared why they give to PCHAS on social media and those who came to our in person events. We are grateful for your (Read More…)

Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who supported PCHAS during Amplify Austin! Together, we raised over $5,600 for children and families in need! Deborah Davis (gift in memory of Emma Overfelt) Lisa Maxwell (gift in honor of Margaret Barry) Gene Wright Elisa Lopez Kris Calder Madelyn Mitchell Christy Rome Mary Graf (gift in memory of Kenneth Graf) (Read More…)


Amplify Austin is a community-wide day of online giving, and PCHAS is a part of it. But there’s no need to wait to make your donation. Click here to Schedule your donation today! During Amplify Austin, donations of any size help us to meet our fundraising goal of $10,000. You can schedule your Amplify Austin donation today and it will (Read More…)

Happy Valentine’s Day!

PCHAS would like to thank our donors for sharing their hearts with children and families in need. We pray that everyone has a wonderful Valentines Day! If you would like to share your heart with children and families in need, please click the above image to donate now.  

Giving Thanks – To Those Who Adopt

November is National Adoption Month. This adoption story will warm your heart. Todd and Samuel (ages 5 and 6) were removed from their birth family by Child Protective Services and temporarily placed in a foster home. After some time, they were placed in “kinship care” with their grandmother and great aunt. When Todd and Samuel’s (Read More…)

A Good Day for a BBQ

As I drove down our Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services’ San Antonio campus road on an early Saturday morning in preparation for our annual San Antonio Back to School Barbecue in September, I couldn’t help but feel a sense of peace and serenity. In the meadow behind our Single Parent Family Program home, I saw (Read More…)

PCHAS Staff Run for a reason!

Ten years. 16,500 miles. 40 pairs of shoes. Red blisters, blue toenails and too much sweat. I ran my first race in middle school, chasing that swinging brown braid on the girl running in front of me; never quite close enough to catch up; never quite meeting that goal. My senior year of high school (Read More…)

Exes Day: A PCHAS Family Reunion

Former PCHAS Group Homes residents have been reuniting every year since the 1960’s   Every summer, Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services’ Itasca campus, hosts a reunion for its former Group Home residents and staff. Every June, the celebration’s called “Exes Day,” which stands for ex-group home residents. This reunion gives former residents and staff a (Read More…)

Manning the Marathon Gatorade and Water Stations

The first time I attended the Houston Marathon was five years ago.  I was and still am the marathon’s Charity Administrator for PCHAS, one of the marathon’s Preferred Charities. At the time, I didn’t know very much about the race; I had not met the many supporters who run for PCHAS and raise money. After (Read More…)