The Presbyterian Home for Children

The Presbyterian Home for Children is a more than 150-year-old ministry of the Presbyterian Churches of Alabama which provides a faith based safe haven for children and their caregivers through programs which nurture, educate, and equip individuals to become the fully functioning persons God created them to be.

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lives changed

together we make
the difference



Together with churches, organizations, businesses and individuals we extend the hand of God in service to homeless children, young adults and families



Through life-changing programs, we work with those in need to help them develop the skills necessary to help them lead a successful, independent life.

Family Services
Family Services

Following Jesus’ example, we help children and parents focus on their strengths so they can achieve their goals.


Residents are taught life and social skills in a warm Christian environment that encourages learning, growth, and becoming all that God created them to be.

Thrift Store

Our thrift story recycles donated furniture, clothing,
and household items to support our ministries.

success. nothing less.

Discover how Ascension Leadership Academy is different

Our beautiful, newly-renovated school building nestled in the heart of downtown Talladega has been created with the needs and expectations of today’s modern students in mind. Dynamic classrooms are designed to provide students with the settings to work in collaborative groups and at individual work stations capable of accommodating their learning style.



Cognia accreditation ensures quality instruction and confidence that grades will be accepted by all schools nationally and internationally. Cognia accredits more than 36,000 schools across the country and around the world.



Small class size averaging 6-12 students per teacher.


Fine Arts

Students benefit from the inclusion of a robust fine arts program.


Digital Resources

Blending quality digital resources with your existing curriculum.

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Years in Local Ministry

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Mission Statement

The Presbyterian Home for Children, recognizing the changing needs of children with their caregivers and young adults who are transitioning to adulthood, provides a faith based safe haven through programs which nurture, educate, and equip them to become the fully functioning persons whom God created them to be.

(Adopted February 2, 2016)


Build the way to success and hope

Every dollar counts. You can make a difference in a child’s life by helping to fund the programs that bring them safety, love and hope.

our team

The Presbyterian Home for Children staff is comprised of dedicated professionals who commit their time and energy to bringing hope and healing to Alabama’s homeless and at-risk children, young adults, and families.