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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Education, Family Services for Adolescent Parents, Homeless & Housing, Homeless Centers, Human Services, Single Parent Agencies

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.

Community Stories

10 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Sarah Y.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I hope that The Family scholar house one day can reach every state in the U.S. This organization is more then just people that help single parent, they are family when there is no family. There is nothing within reason that the employees are willing to help with and/or find an outside resource that can assist. I'm forever in debt to them for all they have done for me and my small family and I don't even live there yet !

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have had a wonderful experience with family scholar house. The program is a great opportunity for single mothers to become motivated to do the right thing. This program has and will open the doors to many great opportunities as well as become a stepping stool for most individuals.

Whitney S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Family Scholar House is an amazing program. I would recommend this program to any individual who has children and trying to persue a degree. What makes this program so great is the fact that they are there for you with whatevee you need like: help with a bill, if you need food and clothes.

1 Tymesha T.

Client Served

Rating: 5

When I first got pregnant I was devestated. I was attending u of k and I thought about giving it all up, until I heard about the family scholar house. The family scholar house motivated me to stay in school and helped me understand that just because I have a child doesnt mean I cant be successful. I really thank god for them because without them I probably would be a college drop out! Thank you soooo much fsh. I love all of you!

Jamira D.

Client Served

Rating: 5

family scholar house is a very helpful program to be a part of. everyone who is part of fsh gets the job done by making me and my family happy and proud to say we are a part of them. without the help of the program i would be less fortunate then what i am now. thanks fsh

Mechell K.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a divorced single parent of 4 that came to family scholar because of a domestic violence issue . I always wanted to go back to school but couldn't afford to, bit now because of the family scholar house i am able to do so.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Family Scholar House is an exceptional organization. It has personally helped me further my education and at the same time has given my daughter and I a place of our own. The staff is wonderful! They're all friendly and very supportive.

Ricki M.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been a participant at FSH for 4.5 years. I came to them in 2006 not truly understanding exactly how their program could benefit my daughter and I. They provided us with stable housing, scholarship opportunities, a donated car and most importantly a support system. Since becoming a part of FSH I have grown tremendously as a student, parent and overall as a person. I received an Associate degree in 2009 and transferred on to work toward my Bachelors degree in Sociology. I am now one semester away from graduating and currently working as an intern with FSH, all made possible by their great organization. My daughter and I could not have hoped for more. She has made many friends and become a part of a great community over the past 4.5 years. We can honestly say that we have gained a family at Family Scholar House. As an intern I am now getting the chance to help others and become a living testimony to how this program has changed not only my life, but the life of my daughter.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Family Scholar House assisted in paving the path of my educational journey. They offered support and services to my family while I obtained my undergraduate degree as well as, continued support through my Masters program. I am the 1st in my family to obtain a college degree and feel confident my children will follow in my footsteps. Because of the consistency and stability FSH presented, my family is now self-supporting, independent, and confident. FSH is committed and dedicated to supporting their families for the long term. I am looking forward to purchasing my 1st home within the next year with the support of FSH’s home-ownership program!

Brooke M.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been been a participant at Family Scholar House since June 2008.
I am a student in the University of Louisville's College of Education and I have a cumulative grade point average of 3.552. Throughout the past academic year, I have been an active participant and advocate for the Family Scholar House Program; including accompanying the President/CEO to a national conference, where I presented my story.
The support that I have received through services offered through the Family Scholar House program have completely transformed my life. I now will have the ability to provide better opportunities for my children and myself. I am on track to complete my B.S. in Special Education with a concentration in learning and behavioral disabilities in May 2012.