Jessica was 18 with a five-year-old son and she was scared.

It had taken all of her courage to meet with us. She wanted to go to college and, while doing so, she needed a place for her and her son to live and be nurtured. Jessica found family at Family Scholar House.

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At Family Scholar House we are Believers

We believe in the power of education to change lives, families and communities. We believe in second chances and fresh starts. We believe in the resilience of the human spirit. We believe that our past is part of us but does not define us. And, we believe in the wonderful single parents and young adults who come through our doors determined to make the most of new opportunities.

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585

Families Housed

Helping Families Gain Independence

585 Families Served in the Residential Program as of 2019 —
Currently, 247 single parent families and 32 foster alumni live at our five Louisville area campuses.

445

Degrees

Support Success in the Classroom

445 Degrees Earned by Family Scholar House Participants —
FSH supports success in the classroom by providing academic coaching, tutoring, and school supplies to ensure every student is ready to learn. To date, adult participants have completed 93% of the college credit hours attempted.

81%

Exit to Stable Employment

65%

Pursue Additional Education

Making a Difference in Lives Every Day

81% of Participants Exit to Stable Employment —
We couldn’t do it without your help. Not only do the majority of our participants exit to stable employment, many continue their post-secondary education, often in graduate programs. Your support with job shadowing, speed mentoring and career development activities make this possible.

Educational Support

We help single parents and foster alumni access financial assistance to pay for classes and books at the college of their choice.

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Supportive Housing

Participants in our program can apply for subsidized housing on our campuses in accordance with HUD guidelines.

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Participant Advocacy

We connect participants with community resources and advocate on their behalf to help them address barriers to education and career employment.

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Our Families Count On You

Our mission is to end the cycle of poverty and transform our community by empowering families and youth to succeed in education and achieve life-long self-sufficiency. None of this would be possible without your support. Donations come in many forms. Our programs and families are in need of both financial and material support.

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You Can Make a Difference

As a volunteer for Family Scholar House, your support through activities like speed mentoring, tutoring and children’s activities help give single-parents the support they need to pursue higher education. Through education and your support, we can effectively help them break the cycle of poverty for their children and future generations.

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Our Most Recent Blog Post

How Amazing it Feels!

Published on January 15, 2019, by Family Scholar House to the FSH Stories Category.

An FSH Participant Story. “Someone forgot to tell me how amazing it feels to accomplish a college degree. Wow! I DID IT!” These are the opening words to an email from an FSH participant to FSH staff following her college graduation this past December. Barbara’s email goes on to speak beautifully of the values and mission of Family Scholar House: community.

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Our Next Upcoming Event

Wine, Women and Shoes

Upcoming Event on March 1, 2019

Wine, Women, and Shoes will be held March 1 at the Henry Clay. Sip fine wines, shop designer fashions, mingle with The Shoe Guys, savor delicious bites, enjoy a glamorous fashion show presented by Von Maur, bid on auction items, enter the Key-To-The-Closet raffle sponsored by Churchill Downs, Inc.

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