Anderson Scholar House
The mission of Scholar House is to end the cycle of poverty and transform our community by empowering families and youth to succeed in education and achieve life-long self-sufficiency. Each year, we serve disadvantaged residential and nonresidential single moms and their children with a comprehensive, holistic continuum of care that meets them where they are and empowers them toward their educational, career and family goals.
How it Works
Anderson Scholar House opened in January 2022, as the affiliated campus of Family Scholar House in Louisville, Kentucky. Family Scholar House was born from Project Women, an organization originally established in 1995 by representatives of six orders of nuns. What began with only four families is now a recognized national best practice headquartered in Louisville, KY, serving more than 9,000 people annually and focused on education as a primary path for ending the cycle of inherited poverty.
Scholar House provides stable housing, coordinated childcare, help with school admissions and financial aid applications, and provides a life coach and an academic coach throughout the entirety of the program. Programs and services are responsive to the needs of families and are provided for all ages. Our outcomes speak for themselves. 86% of participants graduate from college. Three months after leaving the program, 70% of participants no longer require any government assistance. This is especially impactful considering all our families had experienced poverty, unstable housing and, most often, domestic violence.