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Published on June 10, 2021
I was 20 years old when I found out I was pregnant. I wasn’t finished with school. I was dating someone who was continuously abusive, and, at this time, my life felt hopeless. I was having his baby, we were going to have to deal with each other forever now. How was I going to get anywhere in life? My family lost hope in my future, so naturally I did, too. When I gave birth to my son, Liam, I realized this is not what I wanted for him at all. He deserved a happy home, a peaceful space to learn and grow, and I was determined to give that to him. When I discovered Family Scholar House and what they had to offer, I knew I would do whatever it took to become a part of the program.
A True Story of Grit and Determination
Published on May 19, 2021
This semester a group of students enrolled at Indiana University Southeast volunteered to assist in telling the story of Family Scholar House. Students spent time getting to know our participants and learn more about the FSH experience. This is part of the story from one of our 2021 graduates.
Published on April 24, 2021
This semester a group of students enrolled at Indiana University Southeast volunteered to assist in telling the story of Family Scholar House. Students spent time getting to know our participants and learn more about the FSH experience. This is part of the story from one of our amazing participants.
A Week in the Life of…
Published on April 15, 2021
What does a normal week look like for you? That is a question that is often asked, but usually difficult to answer. What is “normal”? We recently posed that question to one of our Academic Coaches, Alex, and Gracey, a Family Advocate, to find out what their work week looks like. With 89 single parents and 123 children between their two campuses, there can be a lot of changes in a typical week that make it anything but typical.
The Year of Change
Published on March 31, 2021
This month marks one year of a “new normal” for our world. We learned to adapt to masks, social distancing and zoom meetings for school, work and family. We look around at our community with pride as they have worked hard to protect one another and move toward a healthier, safer environment. We asked three members of the FSH family what this year has meant to them. Listen to how Destiny (an FSH scholar), Tiffany (an FSH graduate) and Cathe (Chief Possibility Officer, President & CEO) say this year of change has changed them.
Sense of Community for Single Parents
Published on March 25, 2021
On this month's episode of the Family Scholar House PodCath, Cathe is chatting with Kelsie Orman. Kelsie is from the Family Scholar House Class of 2019, and a graduate of the University of Louisville with a degree in Psychology. Kelsie shares what her community experience was like, both for herself, but also for her 8-year-old son. Listen or watch our chat together!