Caring for Kids in Crisis
Now, Isabel’s House can focus more on offering the nurturing care needed to support children in crisis instead of worrying about behind-the-scenes operating costs. With the help of the Hulston Family Foundation, Isabel’s House is able to carry out their mission at their Crisis Nursery of the Ozarks location and provide children of our community with the love and care they need to grow up happy and healthy.
Isabel’s House mission is to strengthen families and prevent child abuse/neglect by partnering with families. They provide immediate refuge for children ages birth to 12 whose families are in crisis. Operating 24/7/365, Isabel’s house has been serving since 2005 with plans to expand in upcoming years.
The Hulston Family Foundation granted this organization in late 2019 with funds to support the operating costs of their Crisis Nursery of the Ozarks building.
This grant was used to supplement the building’s utility costs for a year as well as pay for administrative supplies and salaries. Since receiving the grant in late 2019, the Isabel’s House staff has cared for 317 children and provided advocacy, case management and encouragement to a total of 157 families. With a 95% success rate when it comes to stabilizing families, it’s evident that Isabel’s House has been able to efficiently use funds provided by the Hulston Family Foundation to make a difference and follow through with their mission.