Success Stories

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

Family Heals After Losing Dad

Jul 16, 2020

​Marian never imagined she’d be a widow at 37. She never wanted to be a single mom. But when her husband died last autumn, she faced raising a teenager and two younger children on her own. Read More

One Little Boy. Half a Heart. Two Mothers.

Jun 30, 2020

When Joseph was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, his teenage mother was not prepared to care for a baby with a severe heart defect. She wanted to, and she tried, but she could not handle his medical needs. That's when PCHAS foster parents stepped in. Read More

Father Learns to Cherish Being a Dad

Jun 18, 2020

Single dad John was angry, scared, exhausted and alone when he met PCHAS Child and Family Specialist Denise Williams. 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

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