Women and children in the Springfield area go without housing on a daily basis; children have no place to call home and no place to feel safe. The lives of these little ones are forever changed; their nutrition suffers putting them at risk for health concerns. Their psychological health is damaged. Domestic violence, drug and alcohol abuse and unemployment rates have risen dramatically over the past several years. These factors only help perpetuate the cycle of homelessness. Christina’s House may be the only hope that some of these families have.
Christina’s House is a faith based non-profit based organization started in April 2012. Christina's House is designed to provide housing but more importantly to offer and provide emotional, spiritual, physical support and education for women and their children as they transition from homelessness to permanent, stable living environments. Christina’s House recognizes that each family is unique and will bring their own set of circumstances and needs to this home. Volunteers and mentors will work together to address these specific needs. Christina’s House expects that most families will remain in the home for a minimum of two years.