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Take a moment to browse our blog, including recent news stories, success stories, events, and more! Blog posts are sorted in chronological order by published date. Events may appear out of order on this page.

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Instilling Hope for the Holidays

Published on December 29, 2021

As a graduate of Family Scholar House, I have experienced first hand how impactful it is to be a recipient of the Adopt-a-Family program. Not long ago, Family Scholar House staff brought out a cart full of wrapped gifts to my car which allowed me to exhale, let go of the mounting stress and know that my son would have a beautiful Christmas. It was overwhelming to know that someone I have never met took the time to ensure my son and I woke up to a tree surrounded by gifts on Christmas morning.

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The Gift of Giving Back

Published on December 14, 2021

Our Adopt-A-Family program ensures that Santa finds all the children at Family Scholar House. We have been extremely blessed to have over 300 donors this year, making sure all of our families have a happy holiday. Many of the donors include individuals who once lived with us that have exited the program, achieved self-sufficiency, and are now able to give back.

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The Future is Bright

Published on November 29, 2021

We start each board meeting hearing from a participant. This provides an opportunity for our board members to interact with individuals we serve and hear how FSH has impacted different families. Earlier this month, Valissa spoke to our members. You don't have to be around Valissa long to know her future is bright. Check out her letter to FSH (and all those that support our mission) below.

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Published on November 16, 2021

Over the years, Family Scholar House has given me more support than I could have ever imagined. From participant to now full-time staff member, I'm grateful for everything that FSH has enabled me to do as a student and mother. Encouraging me to do anything and everything I can put my mind to while taking care of my son.

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Candy, Costumes, & Community

Published on October 29, 2021

Every year as the air turns crisp a special delivery arrives at our door donated by Beargrass Christian Church members: a cauldron FULL of candy for our scholars! This cauldron is a tradition, a sign that Reverse Trick-or-Treating is only a few days away and the excitement levels are reaching all-time highs. Individuals and groups from across our community volunteer to ensure our youngest scholars have an evening of fun, candy (lots of candy), and most importantly an opportunity to create memories like their friends.

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Find Joi In Your Journey

Published on October 12, 2021

Joi Williams, FSH Graduate and Current Board Member Shares Her Journey. I definitely didn’t know it at the time, but on December 16th, 2008 my journey to becoming part of the Family Scholar House family began! I was in my third year at the University of Louisville pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. My son was 1 year old at the time and I was working nights at UPS. It was certainly challenging to manage all of that, but we had a tremendous support system and lived in a healthy environment, so we were doing just fine.

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