The daily grind can be hard for single parents — especially those trying to put themselves through school. Sometimes it might seem impossible, but Dellisa Edwards of Brighton Center wants you to know it can be done, and Northern Kentucky Scholar House (NKSH) can help.
Since 2015, NKSH has served single moms and dads trying to secure a better life for themselves and their children. Kentucky parents 18 or older, enrolled in NKSH and full time in a college program (such as Cincinnati State or Northern Kentucky University), are eligible to receive assistance in the following areas:
Housing - Section 8 subsidies keep costs low, averaging about $250 monthly per household. NKSH has 48 two and three-bedroom apartments.
Educational programs - Parents are connected with other economic supports and provided life skills through workshops and activities that support them in their roles as students, parents, heads of households, and future employees.
On-site childcare - Children receive care while the parent is in school.
“Last year we served 133 people,” Edwards said. “Of those, 54 children attended our quality early childhood center. Over 50% of the parents served through Scholar House last year were between the ages of 18 and 24.”
Brighton Center: 859-491-8303 x2801