Crisis care center Isabel’s House is asking for the public’s help during the COVID-19 lockdown.
“As we approach April, which is the national Child Abuse Prevention Month, we need the community’s help more than ever,” Kristin Mallett, Director of Development & Community Engagement at Isabel’s House, said in a statement. “There are so many amazing organizations in our community that are here to help children and families.”
Isabel’s House reorganized their operations to abide by the City of Springfield’s restrictions on no more than 10 individuals within a space. Isabel’s House now can care for 8 children, with two direct-care staff.
Non-essential staff and visitors have been restricted. All meetings and intakes are being done virtually.
“The number one priority is the safety of everyone in the house – physical, emotional, health, environmental, etc. Our staff’s hard work has put us in a good position to handle these next few weeks.” says Beadle, their cleaning and sanitation policy incorporates the recommended procedures dictated by the CDC, AAP, & the Health Department to prevent the spread of this virus.
Isabel’s House has posted online steps taken to protect children in their care.
The organization has had to shut down fundraising operations because of the restrictions and they are in need of not only financial donations but supplies as well. There is an Amazon wish list where donors can buy supplies to be shipped to Isabel’s House.
Anyone who wants more information about helping Isabel’s House can visit their website or call 417-865-2273.