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…)

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…)

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…)

Helping Single Mothers on the Brink

As you drive through your town, do you see people you assume are homeless — a man, whose hair and clothes beg for a wash, walking with a backpack? A disheveled looking woman pushing a cart? What about the young woman working at your child or grandchild’s daycare facility? Or the fast-food-chain employee? They may (Read More…)

Single Parent Family – Meet Nicole

Many of us see a homeless person – alone – on the street. And it’s heartbreaking. Most people don’t realize that single mothers with children comprise the largest homeless population. These women are struggling to care for themselves and their children. For some, it’s a Herculean task. That’s why PCHAS created its Single Parent Family (Read More…)

Campus in Houston Now Houses Five Families as a Part of the PCHAS Single Parent Family Program

In October of 2014, Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services opened a Single Parent Family Program campus in Houston. Designed as a small community that offers single parent families a safe place to live, the program also offers counseling and other services designed to get them back on their feet. Currently, there are five families living (Read More…)

Meet Melissa Jackson, our new Houston Single Parent Family Program Director

Houston We Have Lift Off! Melissa Jackson is excited about her new role as PCHAS’ Houston Single Parent Family Program Director.  Originally from the South Side of Chicago, as an adult, she moved to New Mexico and attended college there. She earned a Bachelor of Social Work degree in 2006 and a Master’s degree in (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…)

PCHAS Gift Registry for Single Parent Family Program in Houston

PCHAS’ Single Parent Family Program is expanding! New homes are being built on the campus of St. John’s Presbyterian Church in Houston, Texas that will provide struggling single mothers with a chance to raise their children in a safe and nurturing environment. Several items are still needed in order to make these houses a home. (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…)