Helping Women Seeking Refuge: Mari Molina

All kinds of women come to the Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services (PCHAS) campus in San Antonio seeking refuge. No one knows that better than Mari Molina, PCHAS’ single parent family and transitional living program coordinator in San Antonio. Mari works with single mothers and their children and young women needing a place to stay (Read More…)

PCHAS Opens Campus Homes for Harvey Evacuees

As the winds of Hurricane Harvey began to batter the Texas coastline on August 25, few residents of the region could have imagined the destruction those gusts would leave behind. Evacuees and displaced survivors of the storm sought refuge with family, friends, and in shelters. But for residents of group homes, finding  a place that (Read More…)

PCHAS President Ed Knight Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

On September 6th, PCHAS President Dr. Ed Knight was honored with a lifetime achievement award from the Coalition of Residential Excellence (CORE) at their annual meeting in Tampa, Florida. Throughout his long career, Knight has exemplified the PCHAS philosophy of care by ensuring family-centered, strength-focused, and goal-driven services for children are the focus of all (Read More…)

Bike 1K For PCHAS: Jared Schreher

Jared Schreher fell in love with cycling in 1986 after he watched the Tour de France. “My very first ride was only six miles, and I was sore for days,” said Jared. By 1989, he was racing both road and mountain bikes in upstate New York. Racing and riding throughout the years lead him to (Read More…)

Bike 1K For PCHAS: David Brenner

 David Brenner began riding in 2016. His father had recently passed away due to complications from alcholism, and he wanted to keep his body in good working condition. Over time, biking became more to him than the health benefits. He’s discovered that biking gives him space to think about things not only going on in (Read More…)

Bike 1K For PCHAS: Rick Presser

In a creek bed south of Quanah, Texas in the middle of the night in 2015, Rick Presser prayed. He was alone and about 500 miles into a 1000 mile bike race and he was struggling. He was riding through the night because of the scorching heat during the day. The little voice in his (Read More…)

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…)

A Special Announcement: Presbyterian Agencies Approve Intent to Merge

  Austin, TX and St. Louis, MO – Upon the recommendation of a Joint Trustee Committee, the Board of Trustees of two social service agencies, Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services of Texas and Louisiana (PCHAS TX/LA) and Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services of Missouri (PCHAS MO), have approved their intent to merge effective January 1, (Read More…)

Class of 2017: Zion

Another school year draws to a close, meaning it’s time for graduation. We are so excited for each and every one of our graduates and what their future holds. We want you to get a glimpse of the amazing young men and women we have had the privilege of getting to know through our Group (Read More…)

Backpack and School Supplies Drive

Friends, we invite you to assemble backpacks with the school supplies listed below. Please deliver them to one of our program locations or contact the Development Officer in your area for assistance in delivering your donations. Thank you for helping us prepare all of the children we serve with backpacks and school supplies so they (Read More…)