SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KSPR) - Isabel's House is celebrating 10 years in Springfield this Father's Day weekend. The Crisis Nursery's goal is to decrease the amount of child abuse and neglect throughout Greene County. They specialize in helping families cope with a variety of life's hardships, including economic struggles, mental health challenges and substance abuse situations.
Over the past ten years, Isabel's House has helped nearly 3,800 children and 2,000 families. According to the crisis nursery, more than 90% of families who use the house leave still in-tact and as a stronger unit. More than 80% of parents feel less stressed at discharge.
The Executive Director for Isabel's House talked about what it's meant seeing kids grow into a better situation over the years. "To think about where some of those children are today and how their lives are changes and their parents lives or their families lives, how everyone has been impacted by this type of support is just mind-boggling," said Holly Beadle.
Isabel's House is teaming up with Springfield-Greene County Parks and invites the community to help celebrate it's 10th birthday Saturday, June 17 at Jordan Valley Park. Some of the family-friendly activities include a bubble bus, snowfest and a Polar Bear 5K. Activities start at noon and will last until 4:00 p.m., the event is free for all ages. It is also Isabel's House night at the Springfield Cardinals game, you can get tickets from Isabel's House for $10 each. The game starts at 6:10 p.m.