Children Can Recover From Trauma

A baby born with addiction. A middle-schooler headed for Juvenile Detention. A teenager aging out of foster care. How do children recover from trauma? Our 2016 video introduces these and other children who have survived devastating losses. This heartwarming three-minute preview tells their success stories. The full-length video, 11 minutes, is available upon request for group presentations.

Summer fun in Missouri

What are you doing this summer? Here are family-friendly activities this summer in various areas of Missouri: Columbia, Missouri  http://www.comokidsfun.com/ Springfield, Missouri  http://springfieldkids.com/2016%20Summer%20Guide.html Farmington, Missouri  http://www.tripbuzz.com/things-to-do-with-kids/farmington-mo St. Louis, Missouri  http://www.stlsprout.com/

Events

Hope for the Children Luncheons Thursday, October 13, 2016  |  12:00 to 1:00 pm  |  Springfield, MO RSVP: Josh Marsh     (417) 546-1418    josh.marsh@pchas.org Thursday, November 3, 2016  |  12:00 to 1:00 pm  |  St. Louis, MO RSVP: Debra Paulus      (314) 941-2875     debra.paulus@pchas.org

Graduates Beat the Odds

Graduating from high school is a proud milestone. This spring four young women in our Transitional Living program are celebrating it. One of the girls, Kaylee,* reported abuse by her father, and entered foster care earlier this year. Despite coping with the trauma of abuse and the upheaval of moving, Kaylee stayed focused on graduating. Transitional Living (Read More…)

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

Youth Opportunities Program Along with the State of Missouri, we recognize and value the importance of caring for children and families in need. Through the unique Youth Opportunities Program (YOP), administered by the Missouri Department of Economic Development, individual and corporate donors with Missouri tax liability may receive tax credits for donations to organizations, like ours, (Read More…)

Therapeutic Mentoring Cultivates Breakthroughs

by Therapeutic Mentor David Hermanson “I first met with Peter about one year ago. He was a 17-year-old young man living with his mother and father. When I walked into their house for the first time and sat down with Peter and his mother, he seemed very nervous and was rocking back and forth.  His mother told (Read More…)

Why We Give – David and Joan Marshall

As Presbyterian ministers, David and Joan Marshall were no strangers to Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services, and our mission to serve children and families in need. They shared former Executive Director, Jim Thurman’s passion for helping children and their personal connection with the agency deepened as a result. Over the last 16 years, the Marshalls (Read More…)