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Making a Change, Making a Difference – The Perspective of Three FSH Interns

Published on March 7, 2021

Every year, Family Scholar House has the privilege of hosting students for internships, practicums and service learning opportunities. Our staff enjoys witnessing the transformations that take place from August to May as our interns deepen their knowledge of service. We are honored to be a small part of their journey as they grow as students and prepare to enter the workforce to make a difference in the world. Our interns become a part of our team, so much so, five of our current staff members previously interned with FSH. This year, nine students are completing their practicum with us as they pursue their social work degrees. Each of these individuals brings a unique set of skills and talents to our agency and our families. This month we are spotlighting three of our stellar students!

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The Little Shoes

Published on February 12, 2021

Sometimes people come into your life, whether by fate or coincidence, and leave a lasting impact. I recently had that experience when I was given the opportunity to meet a scholar and her young son while delivering a pair of shoes to them. Upon entering their apartment, her son ran to me with the biggest smile that lit up the room. I could tell immediately he had never met a stranger, and his big dark eyes and to-die-for curls could win over anyone.

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My FSH Band

Published on January 29, 2021

Family Scholar House is where I call home. I am currently pursuing my Associates Degree in Business and Human Resources. My hope is to live out every possible dream that comes to my spirit. I moved into FSH because I wanted to be able to do more, not only for myself, but my daughter as well. To me, the Family Scholar House has been a reset button. It is a place where I came and reset my thoughts, feelings, and goals. It has been a place of healing and  growth for not only me, but also my child, and the other families that share this space with us. To me, Family Scholar House is a place of unity where everyone can come together as mothers, children, students, and working single parents.

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New Year, New Beginnings

Published on January 14, 2021

As we enter 2021, we are urged to have strength and courage in the face of uncertainty. For most of us that can feel understandably overwhelming and scary. For Kacie, one of our 2020 graduates, she faces this year with hope, gratitude and pride, despite a background of hardships, challenges and loss.

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Louieconnect.com Provides a Helping Hand

Published on December 29, 2020

We have all had those moments where we need help and are unsure where to turn. Often our pride, or fear for our safety, keeps us from asking for the assistance we need. When individuals are in need, we want to make sure a helping hand is free, easily accessible, up-to-date and safe. From that desire, Louieconnect.com was created by Family Scholar House in collaboration with Metro United Way’s 2-1-1 program. It is our community’s safety net web-based app.

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Good Neighbors

Published on December 14, 2020

One of the most enlightening memories from my childhood was of a spontaneous week night picnic with a neighbor family. I was 7 or 8 years old and although I saw it all as it occurred, it wasn’t until a few years later that I really understood what had happened.

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