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…)

Second Chances for PCHAS Clients

When Jesus told Zacchaeus the tax collector that he wished to stay at his house, Jesus gave him a second chance. At Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services (PCHAS), we seek to follow Jesus’ example by serving children and families with Christ-centered care, which includes giving others a second chance when they need it most. Like (Read More…)

Painting with a Purpose

“Yes, we’ll do it!,”  said Faith Presbyterian (Aledo, Texas) Associate Pastor, Elizabeth Boulware Landes, when I suggested that some volunteers from Faith Presbyterian might want to help out with some painting on PCHAS’ Single Parent Family Program campus. “The entire outside of the building?” I asked. “Yes, we’ll do it! We want to be able (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…)