Family Scholar House, Inc.

Rating: 4.95 stars   21 reviews

Issues: Education, Homeless & Housing, Human Services

Location: 403 Reg Smith Circle Louisville KY 40208 USA

Mission: Family Scholar House provides supportive housing and educational programs for low-income single-parent college students and their children. We change lives, families and communities through education.
Programs: Family Scholar House provides housing assistance, academic advising, case management and support services for single mothers experiencing homelessness. The focus is on obtaining baccalaureate degrees to promote career-track employment and economic self-sufficiency.
2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

Family Scholar House is a wonderful non-profit organization! They put all their time into helping others in need. They are dedicated to their participants at all times. FSH has inspired me to want to become a social worker. I look forward to becoming a pre-resident at FSH and continue working with FSH for many years to come. Family Scholar House is truly one big family that supports many participants through education and life.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Support with continuing my education and becoming a pre-resident.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Not change anything!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Durring the 2010/2011 academic school year, I served as a social work intern at the Family Scholar House. Before interning at the Scholar House, I didn't think that I wanted to work with their target population. After my initial interview, I immediately knew that this was an organization that was genuine in serving the community and providing their participants with the best possible services available.
Having been a single teen mother with two children at the age of 19, I was very impressed with the amount of support that the Family Scholar House provided for the single parents of the program. The support extended to the families makes it possible for the parents to focus on continuing their educational goals as well as have a stable environment to raise their children. This holistic approach supports the mental, emotional, scholastic, and spiritual needs of their participants. With the support of the community, donars, and volunteers, the families are able to overcome their challenging backgrounds and move towards eliminating their generational cycle of poverty. I am so glad that I was able to be a part of such a loving, caring and supportive organization. It was a blessing to assist the staff in providing the clients with tools that will assist in their overall success in life.
Harvetta Broadway, MSSW intern

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've witnessed the graduation of many participants of the Scholar House. Many have gone on to become social workers, and begin to give back to the community a piece of what was given to them as a result of participating in this program.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Provide them with the resources to duplicate the program nationwide.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I was a social work intern at Family Scholar House and I know from experience that this non-profit organization truly acts on their mission each and everyday by providing guidance and support to single parents as they work towards a four year college degree. Family Scholar House not only focuses on the educational aspect of their single parent students but their work extends to their children as well, encouraging their participants to enroll their children in early learning programs. Family Scholar House has shown me that they are not just ANY non-profit organization, but they are one of the greatest. By opening their arms and their hearts to those who are struggling with poverty and homeless, Family Scholar House advocates for their families to achieve self sufficient lives by creating opportunities be involved in such as courses in financial coaching, healthy lifestyle skill building, parenting classes, and much more! Fortunately, during my time at Family Scholar House I was able to see many families successful graduate from their program and make a better life, but always coming back to help and assist those who once was in their spot. Family Scholar House is indeed one of its kind focusing on a population that society often forgets about. The many experiences I had with Family Scholar House and their participants will forever be a part of my life, and I will always be a supporter of this organization.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

working towards ending the cycle of poverty through education.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Hire more people because Family Scholar House is expanding and it would serve the employees and the participants to be able to go to several case managers, pre-residential services coordinators, and academic advisor's.

 
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