SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Springfield community came together for Saturday’s 10th Annual Fundraiser Gala for Christina’s House.

Saturday was all about investing in the community. Christina’s House serves women and their families who are experiencing homelessness. Their goal is to create generational impact and allow these families an opportunity to flourish.

Christina’s house is an educational transitional home for women and their children who are homeless or near homelessness. Their mission is to educate and encourage the families they house to develop the life skills they need to successfully transition to a self-sufficient life and stable living environment.

“There are a lot of struggling moms and children that deserve hope and healing and deserve a hand up from their circumstances and what better way than a community coming together and show these women and children that they are not by themselves,” Carolyn Martinez Executive Director of Christina’s House told 22News.

Martinez is a benefactor of Christina’s House and now she has a leadership role within this nonprofit. She believes that is is vital for women and their families to know that there is a light at the end of the tunnel regardless of the circumstances they find themselves in.

“Children deserve to feel secure they deserve to have a home, they deserve to have food on their table every single day, so what better way to come to this event to be able to support the women again feel like they have a whole army behind them,” said Martinez.

From providing courses in financial literacy to opportunities to gain work experience Christina’s house fosters a safe haven for families in need.

“We want to continue to grow and expand and help more moms and kids not just in Springfield but across the entire region and maybe possibly even the nation,” Brandon Moore Community Development Christina’s House.

Since it’s start in 2014 Christina’s House has served more than 60 mothers and children. And
Fourteen families have graduated from the program and continue to receive our support.​