Family Scholar House provides the following support services:

Health

Family Scholar House believes that everyone deserves the opportunity to realize their full human potential and that addressing the challenges that low-income, undeserved 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.

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Educational Support

Participants enroll in the accredited colleges of their choice to pursue the courses of study of their choice, with the goal to obtain a post-secondary 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 Coach to review educational progress.

Other Services Include:

  • Advising students on their class choices
  • Assisting with financial aid applications
  • Connecting students to apprenticeship opportunities
  • Helping students with tutoring and mentoring
  • Sharing information about scholarship opportunities

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Resilience

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

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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.

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Opportunity

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 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 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