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…)

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…)

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…)

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…)

Communicating God’s Love

Christina, an eleven-year-old removed from abusive parents and placed in the care of PCHAS, recently asked one of her group home parents if she could hold an envelope that had arrived in the mail. Her group home parent said, “of course,” and asked Christina if she was expecting something in the day’s mail. After a (Read More…)

Group Homes – Meet Trisha

Trisha had never been to church before she came to stay with Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services’ Group Home in Waxahachie. Her mom worked hard at her job in a day care center, but she did not earn enough to pay the rent at the apartment where they were living. The family was evicted when (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…)

Award-Winning PCHAS Volunteer Arlene Hamilton Brings Nutrition Classes to the Waxahachie Single Parent Family Program

One of the main objectives of the PCHAS Single Parent Family Program is to not only give the single mothers and children who enter the program a place to live, but to also give them the support and the resources they need to move forward in life. PCHAS volunteer Arlene Hamilton is helping the moms (Read More…)

Thankful for PCHAS, Former Group Home Resident Shows Gratitude​

PCHAS often receives handwritten thank-you notes from children in our care or children who have “aged-out”. We recently received a letter from Jessica Venegas. Jessica grew up at our group home campus in Waxahachie and recently graduated from Navarro College with an Associate degree in science. She now plans to continue her education by obtaining (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…)