About Us

We give kids a safe, loving place to heal and to grow when their families can’t provide that. And we offer extra support like therapeutic mentoring; foster care management and in-home family therapy that helps families withstand and overcome any challenges together. Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services has been helping struggling children and families since 1914. Our programs make a real difference in people’s lives, whether they’re struggling with poverty, mental illness, abuse or neglect; we are there to help. We are a non-denominational agency relying on Christian values to guide our mission in serving children and families.

Since the agency’s beginning as an orphanage in Farmington, Missouri, it has grown into a state-wide organization offering a continuum of care including residential treatment, counseling, mentoring, education, and intensive in-home care for families in crisis. We serve more than 2,200 children and families each year. We believe it’s our responsibility to help, especially the children. It is also our privilege to care for them in a Christ-centered manner.

For many of these children, we are their only hope

Tragically, trauma too often consumes people’s lives, especially in childhood. It can tear children and families apart socially, educationally and spiritually. Most of the children in our residential treatment centers are severely emotionally disturbed. For many of these children we are their only hope, as there are very few centers that are equipped to care for them. We give these deserving children the treatment they need to transform their lives.

We believe that God has a special plan for each child, that the least among us deserve our devotion and care and we do everything in our power to help those we serve discover the acceptance and confidence that faith brings.

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