Christine Craft has worked with and advocated for children, youth, and their families at the local, state, and federal levels for over 25 years. She joined the SERVE Center as the State Navigator for Homeless Children and Youth in April 2022. Christine served as a Homeless Liaison and Foster Care Point of Contact across two school systems in Western North Carolina and was part of the North Carolina State Homeless Education Leadership Team from 2015 – 2019. Christine’s other work has included systems of care development for families of children and youth with special health care needs, public health community education, early childhood education, family support, child abuse and neglect prevention, and she was a part of the local school systems’ crisis response and reunification teams. Christine also has training in trauma-informed practices and individual and community resilience. She was trained as a birth and postpartum doula and hopes to return to being a doula when she retires.
Christine holds her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Rutgers University and a Master of Public Administration at Western Carolina University.
Christine enjoys spending time with her husband of 25 years, ‘porch sitting’, going to a local brewery, or listening to live music. She also enjoys dabbling in photography and loves to read. Their talented daughter attends UNC Charlotte in the school of Art & Architecture. They have two rescue dogs, Butter and Cletus, who always keep them laughing.