How a Grill Changed a Sad Girl into a Happy Girl

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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…)

Tips to Keep Kids Busy and Safe this Summer

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Summertime is here and everyone is looking forward to fun in the sun! Our children are excited to be done with classes and homework, and they are eager to spend time with friends and play together. Summer does pose challenges for some parents, however, and it can be difficult to find things for our kids to (Read More…)

Why We Give

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Meet the Marshalls! 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 (Read More…)

Congratulations to Our Graduates!

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As the month of May winds to a close, we are very proud to see two children in Transitional Living graduate from high school. Shondra, 18 and Chris, 17, each came to PCHAS in need of healing, guidance and security. While Shondra had initially been resistant to services and aggressive, with reading skills greatly below her (Read More…)

Therapeutic Mentoring Cultivates Breakthroughs

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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…)

You Shop. Amazon Gives.

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  Creative Ways to Support Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services So many of us love 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 (Read More…)

Countdown to Give STL Day – May 5th

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What Can YOU Do in One Day? A nationwide day of online giving gives you the opportunity to see just what we can do, and you can do – in just one day. For 24 hours beginning at midnight on May 5th, 2015, more than 100 communities across the country come together for one BIG Day (Read More…)

PCHAS Takes Part in Give STL Day May 5

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“We did it before, we’ll do it again!”  This is the battle cry for this year’s second annual, Give STL Day on May 5. $1.1 million dollars were raised last year, with well over 500 area non profits taking part in the nationwide initiative inspiring communities to support their local non profits who add so much (Read More…)

A Happy Home for Six Siblings

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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…)

PCHAS Turns Blue to Promote Child Abuse Prevention

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As part of the national Child Abuse Prevention month this April, PCHAS executives and staff and are donning blue every Friday throughout the month to help promote more awareness and attention for the cause. We have also created our own ‘Pinwheels for Prevention’ pinwheel garden to further gain awareness for this cause, and our mission to (Read More…)