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…)

It’s Time to Act!

It’s Time to Act! You May Now Donate IRA Funds Tax Free! On December 18th, President Obama signed into law the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act (PATH). The bill includes a number of provisions that are favorable for philanthropy and charitable giving. The new law permanently allows IRA owners age 70½ and older to (Read More…)

You Shop. Amazon Gives.

Many of us like to shop online, and when it comes to online shopping, Amazon.com 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…)

Helping Hands from Presbyterian Church of Barrington

A remarkable group of children and adults from Presbyterian Church of Barrington, in Barrington Hills, Illinois came out to our Farmington campus recently and accomplished a great deal of work on our four cottages, facilities and the grounds there. Every bedroom in all four cottages had new laminate wood flooring installed, the group spent hours cutting (Read More…)

Why I Give – Irene Schultz

Q: How did you first become involved with Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services? A:  I was introduced to the agency through friends who are very philanthropic. I visited several locations and It seemed like the level of dedication of so many different people working with the kids was above and beyond what I had seen elsewhere. (Read More…)

How a Grill Changed a Girl

The story of a young girl transformed by a new sense of pride. Ally was feeling down, alone and unhappy as the rest of the girls in Transitional Living at Ashley House were excitedly preparing for their Memorial Day cookout and outdoor activities. She sat alone while everyone else helped make grocery lists, plan outdoor (Read More…)

Therapeutic Mentoring Cultivates Breakthroughs

By therapeutic Mentor, David Hermanson: “I first met with Peter about one year ago. He is a seventeen year old young man who lives 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 (Read More…)

A Happy Home for Six Siblings

Not long ago, our Foster Care Case Management team was given the tremendous task of managing foster care for six brothers and sisters ranging in age from 3 – 12 years old. The children were no strangers to abuse and neglect after growing up in a family riddled with domestic abuse, a history of violence, (Read More…)

Donors Making a Difference. Meet Irene Schulze, PhD.

Meet Irene Shulze. A long time supporter of Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services of Missouri, who helps make a difference every day for children in need throughout the state. A microbiologist, retired researcher and university professor studying viruses to help find a cure, Irene Shulze, PhD, is a well-known philanthropist in St. Louis who deeply (Read More…)

Kids Having Fun!

  The children we serve at our Residential Treatment center in Farmington, Missouri keep busy schedules outside of school, coursework and regular program activities. With a dedicated staff of caregivers and a recreation assistant, they are taken on outings nearly every weekend, much to the delight of those who have earned there place to take (Read More…)