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…)

I Ran For PCHAS!

Set goals for yourself. That is what I have taught so many of my clients to do. I work with families in crisis, and creating mutually agreed-upon goals is a very important part of the process. Little did I know that I was about to embark on a goal of a lifetime for myself. I (Read More…)

Help Children Make Good Choices: Parenting Tips from PCHAS’ Scott Waller

PCHAS will be hosting its first ever Parenting Education Seminar on Sept. 20th! Six prominent PCHAS specialists will discuss topics ranging from foster care to practical parenting tips. We asked keynote speaker Scott Waller to give us a sneak peak of what he will be talking about on the big day, see what he had (Read More…)

More than 80 Attend Graduation Party for Group Home Resident, Luis West!

More than 80 people attended a graduation party for Luis West, who has lived in PCHAS’ Group Home in San Antonio for the past three years. Luis graduated from high school, where he earned the distinction of A-B Honor Roll! He will attend Navarro College in the fall, where he will complete his general studies (Read More…)

Waxahachie Single Parent Family Program Hosts Open House

Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services (PCHAS) is expanding its Single Parent Family Program in May 2014 by opening a new home in Waxahachie, Texas. The new location will be able to serve nine single mothers and their children who are facing homelessness due to crisis. An Open House ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 17, 2014 to (Read More…)

Here’s an Idea for Your Church’s Giving Tree: Collect Gifts Designed to Encourage Family Interaction

PCHAS Child and Family Specialists in Corpus Christi have come up with a unique gift-giving program, one designed to encourage interaction between children and their parents. The program, designed by PCHAS Child and Family Specialists Carla Daniels and Courtney Alvarez in Corpus Christi, and operated as a partnership between two Corpus Christi churches, promotes gifts that (Read More…)

Back to School BBQ

It’s that time of year. Our children are getting ready to go back to school. And, of course, we want to celebrate this new venture in the biggest and best manner possible. Well…what better than a BBQ? Please join us for the celebration. Sunday, September 8 1pm – 3pm There will be great food and (Read More…)

Run the Houston Marathon in support of children

Join Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services at the 2014 Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half-Marathon Help us meet our goal of raising $64,366 in recognition of the 64,366 cases of child abuse in Texas in 2012. Contact Meredith at Meredith.Stentiford@pchas.org for more details. Registration is now open for the January 19, 2014 marathon. Jana Hobbs, PCHAS Development (Read More…)