Creating community: Cathe Dykstra finds compassion, provides support at Family Scholar House
Business First by John R. Karman III, Reporter
Friday, November 30, 2012
In April 2011, Cathe Dykstra’s mother was struck and killed by a distracted driver while getting the mail from the curb-side mailbox of her eastern Jefferson County home.
A short time after the tragedy, the president and CEO of Louisville-basedFamily Scholar House Inc. got a visit from an 8-year-old girl who was living at one of the nonprofit organization’s facilities.
The girl’s simple words of sorrow and compassion struck a chord with Dykstra and reinforced for her that the organization, which provides housing and other support services for single-parent college students and their families, is aptly named.