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…)

Help Children and Earn Tax Credits through 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. These tax credits went  into effect July 1, 2017 and are available on a first-come, first-served basis until the funds are depleted. The Youth Opportunities Program (YOP) is administered by the Missouri Department (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…)

Healing Body and Soul

Jackie had been a good student and outgoing. By 5th grade, though, raising her hand at school was not an option anymore. She feared someone would see the bruises. In the 6th grade, her grades declined so much that a teacher, Mr. Spalding, worried about her. “Jackie avoids speaking in front of the class,” he (Read More…)

A Taste of Childhood

Children in residential treatment have been through the trauma of abuse, abandonment or neglect. Although they are treated by staff who are compassionate and patient, they long to feel “normal.” For these reasons, the Residential Treatment Center in Farmington established a Boy Scouts of America troop about a year ago. Case manager Jonathan Thomasson assists (Read More…)

Board President Retiring Dec. 31

Dr. Ed Knight, president and CEO of Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services of Texas and Louisiana, will retire at the end of 2017. Dr. Knight has served PCHAS of Texas and Louisiana for 30 years and the past 20 years as president and CEO.  For the past five years, he has also served as president (Read More…)