About Us

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 or  mental illness, abuse or neglect, we are there to help and provide hope. We give kids a safe, loving place to heal and to grow when their families haven’t provided that.  We often go the extra mile in offering extra, hands-on support that helps families stay in tact and secure during challenges or crises.

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, therapeutic mentoring, education, foster care case management and intensive in-home care for families in crisis. Our programs serve more than 2,200 children and families each year throughout Missouri. We believe it’s our responsibility to help, especially the children. It is also our privilege to care for them as Christ would.

For many of these children, we are their only hope

Tragically, trauma too often consumes people’s lives and it is especially destructive during childhood. It can tear them 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 equipped to provide the level of care they need. We give these deserving children the types of customized treatment they need to meaningfully transform their lives. We believe that God has a special plan for each child, and we do everything in our power to help them discover that.

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