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What’s a ‘Benefits Cliff’? Kentucky Lawmakers Working to Help Those Stuck in System
Published on July 20, 2022
From WLKY — Cathe Dykstra, CEO of Family Scholar House, sits down with WLKY to discuss the "Benefits Cliff", when someone receiving benefits gets a raise or new job, then learns they make too much money to receive benefits, but still can't make ends meet.
Making a Difference in Your Community
Published on July 15, 2022
Making an impact on your community can happen in a variety of ways. For me, becoming an AmeriCorps VISTA at Family Scholar House was the first step on my path to make a difference in my community. After two years at Family Scholar House, I am sad to leave but I now feel prepared and excited to see what’s next!
Fact Sheet: White House Announces over $40 Billion in American Rescue Plan Investments in Our Workforce – With More Coming
Published on July 12, 2022
From the White House — The White House Announces over $40 Billion in American Rescue Plan Investments, including funding for Family Scholar House.
Published on June 29, 2022
I chose to spend my summer working at Family Scholar House. There are many reasons why I chose the Family Scholar House, but the biggest reason is that this used to be my home. In 2005, my mom and I were one of the first people to move into the very first Family Scholar House campus, the Louisville Scholar House. My family was going through a hard time, and FSH welcomed us with open arms.
Music to our Ears!
Published on June 15, 2022
Since first coming to Family Scholar House in April of 2020, I have had the honor to serve our families and watch them grow in each avenue of their life. As Family Scholar House’s Health and Wellness Coach, it is my job to make sure our families are succeeding in all parts of their wellness. From supporting families in their mental wellness through therapy resources, to helping improve nutrition and physical activity, to providing opportunities for self-care; wellness is something everyone can use in their journey to self-sufficiency. Supporting families in their wellness goals and watching them make their all over health a priority, has been a very moving part of my job.
My Mom is a Grad!
Published on June 1, 2022
I had my daughter in June of 2018. My situation wasn’t the best, so my friend who was already taking advantage of Family Scholar’s House’s programs and services recommended them to me. I don’t have a lot of family in Louisville, and the family I do have, have so much on their plate that they cannot offer much assistance. I am a single mother and I knew when I was pregnant with my child that I would be doing this alone. Once I got into the program everything changed for me. Shortly after orientation and completing my workshops I moved into Family Scholar House. A place we could call home, and a place I was able to focus solely on my education and our future.