Family Scholar House
It takes a lot more than money to escape the cycle of poverty, especially for single parents affected by the ills that poverty can bring: domestic violence, homelessness and a loss of hope.
Just ask any of the hundreds of single parent families whom Family Scholar House is helping to transition from poverty to self-sufficiency. This Louisville-based non-profit works with single parent college students to ensure they reach their academic goals and their children grow up in an environment where academic achievement is valued and expected.
With three residential campuses in Louisville and more under development throughout the region, Family Scholar House provides quality housing to nearly 200 families. More than mere apartment buildings, these Family Scholar House campuses offer practical and emotional support to the residents who go to school full time while caring for their children. Family Scholar House’s academic and life skills training also provide a solid foundation to residents and to those on the waiting list of 700 families.
By May 2013, Family Scholar House participants will have earned more than 125 college degrees. Further, 100% of the participants have progressed to stable housing, with 13 purchasing homes of their own through Family Scholar House’s homeownership program.
Wyatt assists Family Scholar House with land use and zoning issues, including their newest Louisville campus, Parkland Scholar House.