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 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…)

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…)

Real Talk: Hannah and Aaron’s Journey to Adoption

This is a story about the journey of adoption—the uncut version of the way people go about adoption today. It’s not always picture perfect and that’s okay. Meet Hannah and Aaron Bunker of Houston. A creative soul, Hannah is a talented blogger and producer of a lively YouTube channel. Aaron has his own marriage counseling (Read More…)

Group Homes Throw “Black and White”-themed Dance

The Waxahachie and Itasca Group Homes held a “Black and White”-themed dance in November. The committee that planned the dance was made up of some of the kids themselves. All helped to turn the auditorium in Waxahachie into a “disco.” Everyone who attended was dressed in black and white—from head to toe—and everything from the (Read More…)

Linda’s Story

Linda, homeless and escaping an abusive relationship, arrived on foot at a PCHAS Single Parent Family Program residence with her six-year-old daughter, Mandy, in tow. Linda and Mandy had fled her home after Linda’s husband threatened her life and tore up most of the furniture in an all-night rampage. When he finally fell asleep, she (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…)

PCHAS Expands Adoption Services!

New locations increase reach and ability to assist birth mothers and adoptive families across the state. Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services (PCHAS) is expanding its adoption services to new locations in Texas including Austin, Dallas and Wichita Falls, areas it hasn’t served in decades. Until now, PCHAS’ Houston office coordinated PCHAS adoption services. The expansion (Read More…)

David’s and Jamie’s Story

When David was 12 years old, he and his eight-year-old sister, Jamie, were removed from their home by Child Protective Services and placed in a temporary shelter. Wise beyond their years, David and Jamie knew deep-down that the shelter was a safer place to live than with their parents, who were dealing drugs out of (Read More…)

The Calder’s Story

“Through a wonderful program called foster-to-adopt, my husband I became foster parents to two wonderful boys who we eventually adopted. I’ll never forget that day that Thomas came home to us. This beautiful, sleeping boy was emotionless – no crying, smiling, no emotion whatsoever. Undoubtedly he’d been disappointed by every adult he’d known up to (Read More…)