Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services (PCHAS) will celebrate the grand opening of its new Counseling and Enrichment Center between 10 a.m. and noon on Saturday, Sept. 9, at the Farmington Service Center, 1020 PCHAS Way.
This is a new address for the property PCHAS has owned since 1942 when it purchased farmland for its children’s home. Located across from 607 Pine Street, the site was originally a gym for the children and has been renovated to include offices as well as meeting rooms for therapists and clients.
A ribbon-cutting will take place around 11:30 p.m. Lyle Gramling, a longtime employee at the agency, will be the guest of honor.
The general contractor was Chris Breyfogle with Complete Interior Systems of Imperial, with Koppeis Heating & Air of Farmington significantly involved in the renovation. The agency also credited Joe Koppeis of Admiral Parkway Inc., in Columbia, Illinois, as key to accomplishing this project.
Founded as an orphanage, PCHAS has evolved through the years to serve families who are in crisis, children who need mentors and young adults transitioning to independence. The Counseling Center works with individuals, couples, families, and groups.
During the open house, guests will have the opportunity to tour the facility at their own pace. Light refreshments will be served. Those who plan to attend are asked to RSVP by calling 573-321-1658 during business hours.