SPRINGFIELD — Carolyn Martinez has been promoted to assistant executive director of Christina’s House, a nonprofit that provides transitional housing and social services for homeless or near-homeless mothers and children.
Martinez has served as program manager and brings firsthand experience to Christina’s House as a program graduate. Before joining the team, she worked in community healthcare settings for several years and has completed certificate programs in child behavioral health and community health. She will work alongside founder Linda Mumblo to expand the mission and assist the Christina’s House family to reach their fullest potential.
Christina’s House also announced it is seeking candidates for the new community development and administrative assistant roles.
Executive Director Shannon Mumblo intends to transition from her role. “Shannon has led the organization passionately and has been deeply committed to our mission and impactful work,” Christina’s House noted in a statement. “We are grateful for her many contributions to Christina’s House and the community. Shannon has been engaged in succession planning with the board and Carolyn Martinez. We wish her the best and thank her for her tireless and dedicated service to Christina’s House.”
In its 10th year, Christina’s House operates two homes in Springfield. It continues its mission to educate, embrace, and encourage families in the program to develop the life skills needed to become self-sufficient as they transition from homelessness to stable environments. Through the program, women and their children participate in programs that include financial counseling, job-skills development, parenting, conflict resolution, and building healthy eating and exercise habits.