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Home adds coordinator position to oversee growing Family Bridges program

As the Family Bridges program grows, the Home has added a coordinator position to oversee daily operations. Family Bridges Director Sharon Moore announced that Johnna McGowan has been promoted to serve as Coordinator of Family Bridges to oversee the administrative tasks needed to ensure the program runs smoothly for staff and the families and children we help. Moore chose McGowan for the job because…
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Renewing Our Commitment: Pursuing EAGLE Reaccreditation to Better Serve Our Community

In 2021, the Presbyterian Home for Children (PHFC) made the strategic decision to pursue dual accreditation by both the Council on Accreditation (COA) and EAGLE. After four years of maintaining these standards, we have carefully reviewed our accreditation needs and objectives. As a faith-based agency dedicated to serving children and families, we believe that continuing…
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Calhoun Presbyterian Apartments Foundation gives large donation

Calhoun Presbyterian Apartments Foundation (CPAF) in Anniston has made a large donation of $280,000 over three years to the Presbyterian Home for Children to be utilized for deferred maintenance on the infrastructure at the Home’s Talladega campus. Home President and CEO Doug Marshall said the gift is a blessing for which the Home is “incredibly…
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Ascension Leadership Academy wins reaccreditation

ALA recognized by Cognia, nation’s leading education accrediting organization, and Imagine Nation, a digital curriculum company Ascension Leadership Academy, the K through grade 12 school affiliated with the Presbyterian Home for Children in Talladega, has been recognized by the nation’s leading education accrediting organization and the nation’s largest provider of digital curriculum solutions.  ALA recently…
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Financial integrity earns the Home a Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

The Presbyterian Home for Children (PHFC) has again received a top rating for operational excellence and integrity from the nation’s leading evaluator of charities.   The Home, located in Talladega, earned a coveted Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator, a designation achieved by only one in four charities. After an extensive evaluation, the Home earned high marks…
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Collector donates vintage NASCAR cars to PHFC Thrift Store 

Len Hephner found a way to combine his passion for two Talladega institutions – Talladega Super Speedway and the Presbyterian Home for Children.   Hephner, who lives with his wife Jackie on Wiss Lake near Gadsden, donated almost 200 vintage model cars to the Home’s Thrift Store, where they are for sale right now. Many of…
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The Home announces new Executive Committee for 2024

The Board of the Presbyterian Home for Children approved its Executive Committee for 2024.   The Talladega-based Home is one of the few organizations in the state caring for Alabama’s homeless boys and girls, along with their female caregivers in its Secure Dwellings Program. PHFC also serves teenage girls who have been subject to extreme trauma…
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The Home joins Synod of Living Waters

The Presbyterian Home for Children has been approved to join the Synod of Living Waters in a covenant relationship that expands support for the Home into Tennessee, Mississippi and Kentucky. In the covenant, the Home and the Synod will strengthen the Home’s mission to provide caring and therapeutic communities for children and families in need,…
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Union Village featured in national publication

Presbyterian Women of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), featured a generous gift they made to the Presbyterian Home for Children in a national publication they produced about their Annual Mission Fund. Presbyterian church members throughout the nation give to the Thank Offering and Birthday Offering, and Presbyterian Women distributes gifts from those funds to deserving organizations,…
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Presbyterian Home for Children announces leadership changes 

The Presbyterian Home for Children has announced several staffing changes, including the retirement of its Vice President of Operations and the creation of the position of Vice President of People, Culture and Administration.   Claude “Bud” Kitchin, the Home’s Vice President of Operations, announced he will retire later this winter but will stay on in a part-time consulting role on…
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