Mary’s Story: Ashley House Client Speaker Receives Standing Ovation

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At a PCHAS luncheon in Springfield, Mary, an 18-year-old client from Ashley House, a PCHAS transitional living program, shared her story and received a standing ovation from the 100 people in attendance. Here is Mary’s story in her own words: When I was growing up I never thought this is where I would be: 18 (Read More…)

Why I Love Being a Therapeutic Mentor

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Everyone needs guidance to grow to their fullest potential and for many children, that someone is missing in their lives. Our Therapeutic Mentors work with children who have suffered from abuse or neglect and lack the emotional support and encouragement necessary for them to succeed. One of these mentors is David Hermanson. He has shared (Read More…)

PCHAS Celebrates 100 Years of Service with a Reunion

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Join Former Farmington Children’s Homes Residents for a Fun-filled Weekend PCHAS of Missouri is celebrating an important birthday this year – 100 years of service to children and families! As part of a year-long centennial celebration, we are having a reunion of former residents and staff of PCHAS of Missouri’s Farmington Children’s Home. The festivities (Read More…)

Rotary Unites for Campus Beautification Day at Ashley House

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Recently, the girls of Ashley House, PCHAS’ Springfield-based Transitional Living program, teamed up with Sunrise Rotary and Springfield Catholic Rotary Interact for an Ashley House campus beautification work day. The campus beautification day also included gardening. The Rotarians and the girls built a vegetable garden which the girls will use to plant and grow their (Read More…)

Your Church Can Make a Big Difference in a Child’s Life

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Lucy, a 13-year-old girl who simply refused to go to school, said going to school was miserable because the kids picked on her. It was true — the kids made fun of Lucy all the time. Lucy’s mother’s untreated mental illness made life very difficult for Lucy and her four younger siblings. When the school (Read More…)