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Published on September 21, 2022

They provided multiple opportunities for workshops that helped me identify my worth and the things I can accomplish. Being a single mother is not easy. At first, I thought the journey would be extremely difficult. Juggling school, caring for a newborn, and working is a lot to manage but Family Scholar House has made the transition much less stressful. Now, I believe the possibilities are endless.

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Introducing KY HealthCorps

Published on August 10, 2022

My name is Megan Eldridge, I grew up in the Kentuckiana area and landed back here after 4 years in Indianapolis for college. I graduated with a degree in Communication and Organizational Leadership from Butler University in 2017. I am passionate about the meaningful work behind seeing individuals, families, and communities thrive. When I saw this opportunity with Family Scholar House to work on a new program focused on service, I knew I couldn’t pass it up. I am thrilled to be joining Family Scholar House as the KY HealthCorps Program Director.

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Guest Comment: Family Scholar House CEO on Adding Up the Economic Costs of Trauma

Published on August 10, 2022

From Louisville Business First — Cathe Dykstra writes on the cost of Trauma.

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Celebration of Education Gala

Past Event on September 16, 2022

Published on August 9, 2022

Presented by PNC. An elegant evening (black-tie optional), that begins with a reception and dinner and continues with participant success stories, a keynote speaker, and the presentation of the Dr. Lucy M. Friebert, SCN Award, then followed by live entertainment and a dance party. This event draws over 500 guests who recognize the power of education to end poverty and promote financial independence for a lifetime and for generations to come.

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Wine, Women, and Shoes

Past Event on March 3, 2023

Published on August 8, 2022

Chosen by The Voice as Best Girls’ Night Out (2017) and Best Fashion Show (2018, this annually sold-out event is a party on and for a mission. Guests sip fine wines, shop designer fashions, mingle with The Shoe Guys, enjoy a glamorous fashion show, bid on live and silent auction items, enter a raffle to win a $10,000 shopping spree, and enjoy each other’s company all while raising money for the programs and services at Family Scholar House.

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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.

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