Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services has been helping struggling children and families since 1914. Their programs make a real difference in people’s …lives, whether they are struggling with poverty or mental illness, abuse or neglect. They give kids a safe, loving place to heal and to grow when their families can’t provide that. And, they offer extra support that helps families weather trouble together.
Since the agency’s beginning as an orphanage in Farmington, MO, it has grown into a state-wide organization offering a continuum of care that includes residential treatment, counseling, mentoring, education, and intensive in-home care for families in crisis. Sadly, more than 35 percent of their clients were victims of sexual abuse before they came into their care, and 30 percent enter the agency’s programs with a history of drug and/or alcohol abuse.