Donors Making a Difference. Meet Irene Schulze, PhD.

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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…)

Join Us for Upcoming Events!


Please join us at the following events!     HOPE FOR THE CHILDREN LUNCHEON (Columbia, MO) April 24, 2015 Noon to 1:00 pm Kindly RSVP to Trueman Orson: 573-823-2892  ___________________ CARDS & CUISINE (Springfield, MO) Hosted by Friends of Ashley House TBA __________________ Ashley House Open House (Springfield, MO) May 1, 2015 1:00 – 5:00 pm Contact: (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…)

PCHAS Rises to the Occasion in Traumatized Ferguson

Our administrators, staff, mentors, case workers and therapists are unified in their mission to serve children in our communities who need our help most, including their families. Some of our case therapists took our mission a step further and provided services in Ferguson during the time of turmoil experienced there late last year. These generous case (Read More…)

Eat, Give & Love Local – You’re Invited!


You are invited to an incredible event hosted by the Advisory Board of Springfield in support of Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services of Missouri, to benefit Ashley House Transitional Living for Girls. Enjoy live music, delectable delights, wine pull, silent auction & fine jewelry raffle! Thursday, April 9, 2015  at Metropolitan Farmer  2144 E. Republic Rd.  (Read More…)

Ashley House in Springfield Thanks Sunrise Rotary Club!


Our girls in the Transitional Living program at Ashley House in Springfield are thrilled with the many new changes, new furnishings and interior updates being made to the decades-old house recently, all thanks to Sunrise Rotary Club who have diligently worked to raise funds for a special grant to make it all possible. They also (Read More…)

Holiday Highlights!

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Our 2014 holiday season here at Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services of Missouri was truly spectacular, thanks to our very special donors, dedicated staff and many churches and civic groups who donated thousands of dollars worth of brand new  gifts for our children! Our staff worked overtime playing Santa’s helpers as they wrapped many gifts (Read More…)

Ashley House Residents Join Springfield Summit and Westside Optimist Clubs as Volunteers with the Bridges for Youth Program

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The Springfield Summit and Westside Optimist Clubs recently teamed up with the residents of Ashley House to host a Halloween party for children in the Bridges for Youth program. Bridges for Youth is a free Christian after school care program. PCHAS’ Ashley House is a Transitional Living program in Springfield for girls, ages 16 to (Read More…)

Fright Night Fundraiser Benefits PCHAS’ Ashley House


Ashley House Advisory Board hosts Annual Fright Night fundraiser benefiting Ashley House of Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services (PCHAS) of Missouri. The event will be held on Saturday, October 25, 2014, at the Savoy Ballroom on Commercial Street (C-Street) in downtown Springfield. From 8p.m. – 11p.m. guests enjoy live music by Studio 54, food, drinks, (Read More…)

Why I Give: Lawson Calhoun


Q: How did you first become involved with Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services? A: I first learned of PCHAS through Cote Brilliante Presbyterian Church, when the congregation provided special offerings to the children’s home. I became more acquainted with the organization professionally when I worked with Executive Director Harold Showalter on a couple of committees. (Read More…)