Class of 2017: Joseph

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 Home Program, in their own words. Meet Joseph. What year/grade did you (Read More…)

Class of 2017: Brandy

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 Home Program, in their own words. Meet Brandy. What year/grade did you (Read More…)

Class of 2017: John

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 Home Program, in their own words. Meet John. What year/grade did you (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…)

PCHAS’ Education Program: Opening Doors for Group Home Residents

When children come into Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services’ (PCHAS) care, most have been traumatized from emotional or physical abuse at home. If they have also been moved from foster home to foster home, they might have switched schools a number of times. All of this puts them at a serious disadvantage when it comes (Read More…)

Class of 2017: Zack

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…)

Program Update from PCHAS

AUSTIN, Texas — Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services’ (PCHAS) Board of Trustees voted unanimously on April 8, 2017 to make the following changes: The historic children’s agency will consolidate its Group Home Program onto its Itasca campus, increasing the number of Itasca group homes from four to six. One of the group homes will be reserved (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…)

Parenting Class Offered to Parents of Children in PCHAS’ Care

  Staff members of the Group Homes on our Itasca and Waxahachie campuses held a parenting education class in November for parents of children who live in the Group Homes. Phyllis Carlson, Assistant Group Home Supervisor on the Waxahachie campus, and I facilitated the class. The class drew from “The Connection, Where Hearts Meet,” a (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…)