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Wine, Women, and Shoes

Upcoming Event on March 1, 2024

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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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!

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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.

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Giving Back

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.

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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.

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