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The Choice

Aug 01, 2020

Down the hall, Demetria explained her dilemma to a stranger in the waiting room. The stranger said, “You might have to give up custody of your daughter in order to keep your son.” Just like that. As if a mother could choose between her children. Read More

#WeAllCare: Volunteering in the Time of COVID-19

Jun 10, 2020

Many PCHAS clients, because of their losses, do not have a strong support network. Their connections with volunteers are valuable. As PCHAS’ manager of volunteers, Jennifer wondered how to help families through the stress of social isolation. So, she and her staff organized a “care letter” project via email. Read More

Running Toward Chaos

May 28, 2020

Only a few years ago, Brittany was a single mom – jobless and fearful. The Single Parent Family Program at PCHAS gave her and her two children a safe place to live while she started over. After a year with PCHAS, Brittany moved her family into an apartment and started courses at a nursing school. Now a registered nurse, Brittany is volunteering at a hospital in New York City to help others during the COVID-19 crisis. Read More

Upcoming Online Foster Care Events

Aug 01, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are now hosting our foster care and adoption events online. View the dates and contact us to find out how to join! Read More

Screen Time

May 21, 2020

Asking a child to sit for an hour of family counseling is one thing. Asking a child to pay attention to a virtual session, also known as a telehealth call, is quite another. Read More

Stay at Home Guide

May 21, 2020

“This is a stressful time,” Gillespie says. “Parents may be worried about their income and children pick up on that. But children under six need a lot of attention, so the guide has tips for reducing stress and building a better bond between parent and child.” Read More

Survival Mode

May 19, 2020

“Many of my clients were struggling before this pandemic,” Haley says. “Now they are really in survival mode. But this is exactly what PCHAS is here for: to get families through a crisis. In fact, we help them get through it and come out stronger." Read More