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Who owns and operates Presbyterian Homes & Family Services?
While Presbyterian Homes & Family Services was originally founded by the Presbyterian Church, it is now and independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. PHFS is a public charity and all contributions qualify as tax deductible as outlined by the Internal Revenue Service.
Who is eligible to receive help?
Children and adults come to us from across the mid-Atlantic region. We do not discriminate on gender, race, politics or faith. We provide services to people from all walks to life and provide help regardless of the ability to pay.
Our current clients are:
• at-risk children ages 5 - 17
• at-risk young adults ages 18 - 21
• adults with intellectual disabilities
• the families of those we serve
What services are available?
We strive to meet the emotional, physical and spiritual needs of our young residents through a range of services including residential, educational and independent living programs.
Our programs for adults with intellectual disabilities focus on residential homes in seven locations across the Commonwealth.
How is Presbyterian Homes funded?
We rely on the generosity of churches, foundations, businesses and individual donors and some state and municipal funding to meet the needs of those in our care. Approximately 50% of our spending is funded by charity.
What are the reasons children and families need help?
• In Virginia, it is estimated that approximately 85,000 boys and girls have symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder caused by violence they have endured or witnessed.
• More than 4,000 intellectually disabled adults in Virginia are on waiting lists for residential services. Approximately 1,400 of these adults have needs considered to be urgent. Individuals without residential support often live in difficult or dangerous conditions.
• Children make up a large and growing portion of the homeless population. Currently, the average age of a homeless person in the U.S. is 9 years old.
How long does an individual usually stay at Presbyterian Homes?
There is no maximum length of stay for our Adult Program. The length of stay for our Children's Program depends upon the needs of the child and can range from a few months to several years.
What are some needs of the residences at Presbyterian Homes?
We are always thankful to receive household items including:
How can I make a gift to Presbyterian Homes?
We have a number of convenient ways for you to financially support Presbyterian Homes & Family Services. You may give now through our secure online donation process, you may mail a donation to our administrative offices in Lynchburg, Virginia, or you may telephone us with your donation information.
We also accept gifts of stock and planned gifts. For more information about our giving options, please contact Mark Morrison, Vice President of Development at 434-455-3647.
Are there ways for me to volunteer my time and talents to benefit Presbyterian Homes?
We have many volunteer opportunities available throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia that will benefit our youth and adults. We have four areas of volunteer activities: Youth, Adults, Facilities, and Events. Please contact us at 434-384-3131 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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