Small Changes, Big Results

Clarita came to us feeling very stressed. “I was thinking bills, bills, bills, do this, do that,” she shared. “I was always on edge. On top of that, both of my girls were struggling in school and I didn’t know how to help them.” Clarita felt she was copying bad habits from her own upbringing, (Read More…)

Springfield Donor Cares for Children

There is a funding gap in caring for Children. Government funding and donations contribute toward the bare necessities for any child. Caring donors have a large impact on filling in the funding gap. Where we can, we also try to furnish non-essentials that will help a child feel loved and cared for. But often this (Read More…)

Giving Thanks

Meet Michael, a young man aging out of foster care. Like many of the teenaged girls at Ashley House and Raleigh House, he is in a Transitional Living program, finishing high school and preparing for college. Despite the difficulties he has faced, Michael keeps an attitude of gratitude:


To a New Year of Hope Give a foster child a New Year of Hope this holiday season. Your gift will provide a safe place to heal as well as services to overcome trauma and thrive. Make a secure gift online here or click on the image above.  


Thanks to all who attended our Hope for the Children luncheons in 2016. We could not have done it without all the volunteers who helped with set-up and clean-up. Special thanks go to the companies and individuals who made leadership gifts. Your generosity means that all gifts from these events go directly to our services. Dates (Read More…)

Children Can Recover From Trauma

A baby born with addiction. A middle-schooler headed for Juvenile Detention. A teenager aging out of foster care. How do children recover from trauma? Our 2016 video introduces these and other children who have survived devastating losses. This heartwarming three-minute preview tells their success stories. The full-length video, 11 minutes, is available upon request for group presentations.

The Ultimate Win-Win: Help Children and Earn Tax Credits

Youth Opportunities Program Along with the State of Missouri, we recognize and value the importance of caring for children and families in need. Through the unique Youth Opportunities Program (YOP), administered by the Missouri Department of Economic Development, individual and corporate donors with Missouri tax liability may receive tax credits for donations to organizations, like ours, (Read More…)

Therapeutic Mentoring Cultivates Breakthroughs

by Therapeutic Mentor David Hermanson “I first met with Peter about one year ago. He was a 17-year-old young man living with his mother and father. When I walked into their house for the first time and sat down with Peter and his mother, he seemed very nervous and was rocking back and forth.  His mother told (Read More…)

Why We Give – David and Joan Marshall

As Presbyterian ministers, David and Joan Marshall were no strangers to Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services, and our mission to serve children and families in need. They shared former Executive Director, Jim Thurman’s passion for helping children and their personal connection with the agency deepened as a result. Over the last 16 years, the Marshalls (Read More…)

You Shop. Amazon Gives.

Many of us like to shop online, and when it comes to online shopping, has cornered the market. That’s why we became part of their Amazon Smile program. Amazon Smile was created so that online shoppers like you would have the chance to donate a portion of your total sale cost to your favorite (Read More…)