President Mark Skrade was elected President-Elect of Isabel’s House

Forest Institute President Mark Skrade was elected President-Elect of Isabel’s House board of directors. Isabel’s House is a nonprofit community organization focused on providing 24 hours a day, 365 days per year care for children when the family is in crisis.

"I am looking forward to working with the other board members, volunteers, community members and sponsors who all support Isabel’s House and our mission,” Skrade said.

Families using the services of Isabel’s House work with family advocates (e.g., social workers, health systems and other agencies) to create a plan specific to their needs and situation using community resources to address the crisis and strengthen and maintain the family unit.



Isabel’s House opened in June of 2007 at 2750 West Bennett, near the intersection of Scenic and Bennett in Springfield. Since that time we have cared for more than 2,000 children and served more than 1,000 families.