GuideStar has awarded the Platinum Seal of Transparency to Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services (PCHAS). This is the highest recognition offered by the nonprofit watchdog, which measures an agency’s commitment to transparency and gives donors meaningful data to evaluate its performance.
"We are committed to transparency,” said David Thompson, PCHAS president and CEO, “and GuideStar conveys that in a very visual, user-friendly manner. We earned their Platinum Seal by reporting in-depth financial information; qualitative information about goals, strategies, and results; and quantitative data about how we change lives. It’s important that our donors know we’re using their donations wisely to help children have permanent homes and to help their families increase their self-sufficiency.”
In June the agency also earned the exceptional four-star rating from Charity Navigator, which awards that rating to only one-fourth of the charities it evaluates.
PCHAS was founded as an orphanage in 1903. Today it has 19 locations across Texas and nine locations in Missouri and Louisiana. Programs are provided at no charge to clients.