You Shop. Amazon Gives.

When it comes to online shopping for Christmas, Amazon 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 charity or cause. It’s a creative, (Read More…)

Thanks for participating!

We appreciate the support of all who attended our Hope for the Children luncheons in September and October. For information about how you can be involved in next year’s events, please call (314) 989-9727  or write debra.paulus@pchas.org  

New Fact Sheet as of July, 2017

Read all about it! Click here to download our new fact sheet about PCHAS programs, accomplishments and budget. On the back are Frequently Asked Questions.

The Ultimate Win-Win: Help Children and Earn Tax Credits

Youth Opportunities Program (YOP) The State of Missouri values caring for children and families in need. It offers tax credits to encourage citizens to do so, as well. The new cycle of these tax credits goes into effect July 1, 2017. Through the unique Youth Opportunities Program (YOP), administered by the Missouri Department of Economic Development, individual and (Read More…)

Hidden Figures

You may have seen or heard about Hidden Figures, the movie. A hidden figure in Missouri’s history is Margaret Leggat Butler. As a wealthy widow, Mrs. Butler funded the orphanage that became the Farmington Children’s Home. She was not a mother, but she provided a home for children who were orphaned or abandoned. At one time there (Read More…)

Thanks for playing Brackets for Good

Thank you to everyone who “got in the game” between February 24 and March 3, 2017. Because you contributed $4,915 during this year’s Brackets for Good tournament, PCHAS came in second out of 64 agencies in our region! Unfortunately, being second, we did not advance to the next round of this national competition. Still, we saved money (Read More…)

Girls Foster Rescue Dogs

The girls at Ashley House are giving Truman another chance. Truman is a rescue dog, a golden collie mix, living at the Transitional Living home in Springfield. In a project called Foster to Forever, the 10 teenagers nurture a dog that has been neglected or abandoned, and prepare it for adoption. According to Alisa Griffiths, site (Read More…)

Volunteers Keep Costs Down

There is never a dull moment for the PCHAS Maintenance Team. With program locations in five cities and residential services in three of them, the team keeps busy with inspections, preventive maintenance and repairs. The team consists of Barb Heider, Office and Property Manager in St. Louis; Ron Rau, Maintenance Worker for the St. Louis (Read More…)

Poem by Ann Weems

Greenless Child by Ann Weems I watched her go uncelebrated into the second grade, A greenless child, Gray among the orange and yellow, Attached too much to corners and to other people’s sunshine. She colors the rainbow brown And leaves balloons unopened in their packages. Oh, who will touch this greenless child? Who will plant (Read More…)

Facing Challenges in Parenting

Parenting is the hardest job in the world. At PCHAS we acknowledge this universal and indisputable truth. From colic to college (and even beyond), no job is more consuming or thankless. All the books and all the grandmotherly advice do not prepare anyone adequately. What is rarely acknowledged is that parents experience transitions, too, as (Read More…)