A Dream Come True

  Music heals the soul. No one knows this better than PCHAS Foster Care Case Management client Devin Strayhorn. The Nixa, Missouri high-school senior has played the tuba since the sixth grade and has used music to cope with difficulties he has faced as a young person in foster care. Now, Devin’s love and mastery (Read More…)

Stronger Together

Friends, As we embark on a new year of service together, I would like to offer you some personal reasons why I feel particularly blessed to be a member of our PCHAS family. My call to serve children and families came many years ago. As a young, court-appointed attorney for abused and neglected children, I (Read More…)

Gifts of toys, clothes make a difference

Gifts come to PCHAS children in many shapes, from little Legos to long quilts, from winter coats to shoes that fit. Once again our Christmas storeroom was abuzz with mentors and case workers acting as Santa’s elves. The in-kind donations from individuals, churches and businesses are lightening the load for families in crisis and children (Read More…)

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.

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…)