Partner With Us
Christina’s House needs constant support of individuals and groups. The majority of our funds will be spent on operations. In February of 2014, we were able to purchase our first home through the generous support of our community. Today we continue to flourish because of individuals and support groups like you. Thank you!
Christina’s House is a non-profit 501(C)(3) organization. Monetary gifts are tax deductible. Gifts-in-kind are also tax deductible with a completed form which has been signed by Christina’s House staff.
Financial contributions are always useful. We can accept cash donations in three ways
Please make checks payable to Christina’s House and mail to:
38 Madison Ave
Springfield, MA 01105
Impact of Homelessness on Children
Homeless Children Who Have Been Exposed to at Least One Serious Violent Event
Children Who Worry Something Bad Will Happen to Their Family
Children Who Worry They Will Have No Place to Sleep
School-Age Children Who Have Problems Such as Anxiety, Depression and Withdrawal
Interested in volunteering your time to help women and children rebuild their lives? Become part of the solution to homelessness in the Springfield Community by sharing your gifts and talents with us. Our volunteer base is diverse and experienced in many areas. We have opportunities for individuals, families or groups who want to share their time, hope and compassion with Christina’s House.
Duties include greeting guests, answering phones, copying, filing, organizing, and general support for the staff.
Donation Dudes & Divas
Help organize and inventory types and quantities of stored clothing and other resources being collected for residents. May be asked to pick up donations or exchange items.
Provide tutoring or help with homework during the school year. Ages 16 and up!
Life Skill Workshop
Lead a one-hour workshop to help the women deal with the challenges of everyday life.
Work as needed at the facilities to paint, make minor repairs, rake and mow the yard, etc.
Movie Night Sponsors
Volunteers provide an appropriate movie and bring snacks!
Play an instrument or love to sing? We’d love to have you give individual or group lessons, or facilitate a music and movement class!
There are interior and exterior areas which require either touch up work or need to be entirely repainted.
Help coordinate fun activities for the kids while moms attend jobs and life skill workshops.
Read Aloud Times
Pick a fun book and let the kids get caught up in a great story!
We participate in many events that require extra manpower for the planning and execution of the event.
Sponsor a Child’s Summer Camp
The Summer Camp Scholarship Program provides full-tuition and fees for summer camp for children who reside at Christina’s House.
Sponsor a Resident Activity
Sponsor an outing such as bowling, mini golf, going to a movie, or visiting a museum. If you have an idea, let us know!
The Respite House Manager
Woman or couple responsible for the care of the residents of Christina’s House during periods when our House Family is away – whether on vacation or for a night out.
Our Success Stories
Shirley's Success Story
Prior to coming to Christina's House Shirley was living in a doubled up situation with her two children and was faced with many obstacles. Shirley had no job, no car, and no savings. Within 3 months of arriving at Christina's House Shirley had a secure job and was able to create a savings account. She leased a car and began to pay down her debt. Within 9 months Shirley raised her credit score enough to apply for a home with Habitat for Humanity. Shirley and her two children left Christina's House in December and were able to move into her new home in February.
April's Success Story
April’s journey at Christina's House was fought with many challenges. Her credit score was low and her debt was climbing. When we first met April she was living with her son in her car and had little hope for a future. Within a month we were able to reinstate her Nursing Assistant certificate and help her to create a resume. April quickly found a job and her life had begun to change. April and her son both accepted Christ and she is now debt free and armed with the skills she learned at Christina's House. April is on her way to creating a new path in life.
Jasmain's Success Story
Jasmain was living with her young son in her car prior to moving into Christina's House. Jasmain’s time at Christina's House was well spent. She always worked but did not make enough money to support her and her son. She decided she wanted a new career one that could support her. She applied as a Corrections Officer and graduated from the Academy, her determination and drive were evident. She was able to pay down over $10,000 of her debt and saved enough for her own apartment. She is now saving to purchase a home within the next two years.
38 Madison Avenue
Springfield, MA 01105
P: (413) 271-2105