Family Scholar House provides the following support services:


Family Scholar House believes that everyone deserves the opportunity to realize their full human potential and that addressing the challenges that low-income, underserved and vulnerable families and youth face requires a comprehensive, holistic approach to support personal well-being, and economic sufficiency. For this reason, FSH supports participants in living healthy, active and productive lives. Three key initiatives of our health programming are food security, social connection and resource access.

Learn more about Food Security Curious about Social Connection? Access Resources at How Healthy are You?

Educational Support

Participants enroll in the accredited colleges or apprenticeship programs of their choice to pursue the courses of study of their choice, with the goal to obtain a post-secondary certificate or degree. Family Scholar House helps participants access financial assistance to pay for classes and books. Through financial aid, Pell grants, scholarships, and sometimes student loans, participants attend school on a full-time basis. Many of the participants also obtain work-study assistance through their colleges or universities. All participants meet regularly with their Academic or Apprenticeship Coach to review educational progress.

Are you a KCTCS student?

As a student, your college has partnered with Family Scholar House to provide resources you can utilize on your path to success. Our Response Center is available to you Monday-Saturday 8am-8pm ET. Below are opportunities available to you at no cost when you call the Response Center with Family Scholar House: Apprenticeship & Academic Coaching, Advocacy Support, Health & Wellness Coaching, Career Coaching and connection to community resources. Call us at 502.289.6384 or Email

Pathways to Equity

Offers low-wage earners, those historically underrepresented in the workforce, the resources and support they need to pursue apprenticeships in the specialized careers of their choice. We strive to ensure the path they are on leads to financial stability for their families. We believe every career field should have individuals that reflect our community. Visit   Pathways to Equity

Connect with an Academic Coach Evaluating Education and Employment


Family Scholar House assists participants in obtaining needed support services and helps them address barriers to education. All participants meet regularly with their Participant Advocate for services including the following:

  • Assistance in applying for necessary welfare benefits
  • Opportunities to develop new skills in the areas of parenting, time-management, and independent living
  • Regular individual meetings for goal setting, support counseling and referral to community resources
  • Peer support activities to learn from other participants and program graduates

Connect with an Advocate

Peer Support and Community Activities

Family Scholar House encourages the participants and their children to become a community for each other as they focus on common education goals and develop new skills together. To support this goal, in addition to required monthly workshops, group activities during the month provide opportunities for peer support and interaction with Family Scholar House mentors.

Monthly Workshop Schedule


Supportive Housing: While the majority of families served by Family Scholar House are in the non-residential programs, those in need of stable housing may apply for the residential program. Student parents in the Family Scholar House program are able to apply for subsidized housing on the campuses of Family Scholar House based upon family size in accordance with HUD guidelines. Participants are responsible for their portion of the rent based upon HUD guidelines and their own utilities. All participants meet regularly with their advocate for guidance on household management.

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Single Parent Participant Qualifications

Single-Parent Students entering our residential program must meet the following qualifications:

  • Be single
  • Have a child, children, or be pregnant
  • Meet low-income housing requirements
  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Have the desire to pursue post-secondary education

Young Adult Participant Qualifications

Young Adults entering our residential program must meet the following qualifications:

  • Young adults who were in foster care/state care after their 13th birthday
  • Meet low-income housing requirements
  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Have the desire to pursue post-secondary education