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…)


Thank you for supporting the 6th Annual Fright Night for Ashley House.  Presented by the PCHAS Advisory Board of Springfield Heather Pering & Mel Polodna, Co-Chairs, to benefit Ashley House Transitional Living for Girls Friday October 30, 2015 Springfield, MO 65806   For additional information contact Mel Polodna (417) 872-5989  or Josh Marsh (417) 862-9634.  

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…)

PCHAS Supporters Get Creative and Have Fun!

As an agency over 100 years old, we know that without the kind, caring and generous support of church congregations, civic groups and individuals and families, we would not be able to serve the many needs of children and families throughout Missouri as we have for just over a century. How blessed and lucky we (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…)

Tips to Keep Kids Busy and Safe this Summer

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 – David and Joan Marshall

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!

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

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…)