Learning to Love Together

In June, the Springfield News-Leader featured the Transitional Living program on its front page. The story begins with the residents’ new project involving rescue dogs and expands to other aspects. Writer Linda Leicht included girls at Ashley House, staff, volunteers and  perspectives from other non-profit organizations in the community, too. Read the entire article here: http://www.news-leader.com/story/news/2017/06/25/learning-love-together/409591001/ and forward the (Read More…)

Teens Inspire Others

Inspire (verb): 1. to breathe in  2. to motivate or encourage In June, a youth group from Covenant Presbyterian of Wichita, Kansas visited the Transitional Living program in Columbia, Missouri. The high school students spent two hours talking about the agency’s mission, how to prevent child abuse and how to help children who have been traumatized. What (Read More…)

Why I Volunteer: Marcia Speiser

Q: How did you learn about Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services? A: My oldest memory of PCHAS was as a very young child about 70 years ago! I remember giving and wrapping gifts and placing them under a Christmas tree at Richmond Heights Presbyterian Church in Richmond Heights, MO on many Christmas Eve nights during (Read More…)

Mary Lou Casey

Q: How long have you been serving Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services and in what capacity? A: Our Bible study group from First and Calvary Presbyterian Church has been involved with the girls at PCHAS’ Ashley House for four years. Some of the activities we have hosted for the girls include a visit to a (Read More…)

Liz Wilson

Liz Wilson, Sunrise Optimist Club member, coordinates Easter and Christmas events for PCHAS each year. “We first began doing events for Ashley House in an effort to fulfill our motto, Friends of Youth, and because we love doing projects for disadvantaged kids. But we continued working with Ashley House because we saw just how much (Read More…)