The Rebound Foundation To Open First Chicago Transitional House
Springfield, MO-based non-profit to open Marda’s House for single women survivors of domestic violence
CHICAGO, IL – (April 28, 2020) – Illinois natives, Christina & Dana Ford, are ready to expand their Rebound Foundation’s reach into their home state and hope to provide stability and security for women who have been victims of domestic violence.
The Rebound Foundation was started in 2015 in Nashville and has transitioned into the Springfield, Missouri community where Dana is currently the head coach of the Missouri State Bears men’s basketball program.
Over the past year, the foundation has opened two Marda’s Houses in Springfield. These homes are places for women and children survivors to enjoy clean, stable living for up to 6 months while working towards independence. While in the program, the residents participate in outreach case management, financial planning, and goal setting.
“Being from Chicago, seeing the abuse stories, and reading the staggering domestic violence numbers, we knew that this was a city that we wanted to help rebound,” says the Rebound Foundation founder Christina Ford. “Since our programs and homes have been able to impact so many women and children’s lives in Springfield, we are looking forward to the challenge of providing comfort in one of the biggest cities in the country.’
Since arriving in Springfield, the Rebound Foundation has housed over 20 individuals in 2 homes and provided violence prevention education to over 1,400 youth. The Chicago program will be able to host 5 women at a time in a safe and clean communal living model.
“During this COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a rise in domestic violence incidents and cases. We are looking to provide more resources and services to the victims and community,” Ford said. “The Rebound Foundation will be participating in the #GivingTuesdayNow campaign on May 5th in response to COVID-19. All funds raised will go directly to our Chicago home.”
The ribbon cutting ceremony and opening date for the Chicago Marda’s House is scheduled for the end of June.
For more information about the Rebound Foundation and its mission to help provide the necessary building blocks for women and children recovering from domestic violence, please visit: http://www.thereboundfound.org/.
For ways to donate to the #GivingTuesdayNow campaign, please follow the Rebound Foundation on social media at: The Rebound Foundation (Facebook), @ReboundFound (Twitter), and @thereboundfoundation (Instagram).