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Cecil Dunn - Executive Director of One Parent Scholar House

At the beginning of 2010, the Hope Center took over management of One Parent Scholar House. I couldn’t be happier about this opportunity to do something about homelessness before it has the opportunity to damage another life – or lives.

You see, studies show that families headed by single parents without education are families who face an increased risk of becoming homeless. The children in these families rely on their sole parents, overwhelmingly young women, to provide them with the resources they need for stability, nurture and growth. Without education, these parents are hard-pressed to provide those resources. At One Parent Scholar House, single-parent families receive:

  • Affordable Housing for the Families
  • Higher Education Opportunities for the parents
  • Child Development and Care for the children

I encourage you to read the personal stories on this website. These women and their children will not be tomorrow’s homeless family. They will be tomorrow’s positive contributors. One Parent Scholar House made that possible.

I ask you to take part in this effort. Your donation will help create more stories like this. Think about it. There are many worthy and effective ways to fight homelessness, but this has to be one of the most gratifying.

Thank you for your interest in One Parent Scholar House. We hope this Website will answer any questions you have. If you’re interested in living at One Parent Scholar House, please go to the “I Need Help” button. You will find everything you need to get started towards a better future for you and your children.

Cecil Dunn
Executive Director

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A special thank you to our Event Title and Presenting Sponsors - Don & Mira Ball and Cathy Jacobs & The Don Jacobs Sr. Charitable Foundation. Your generous support and continued love significantly lift the Education Builds Hope Luncheon to benefit our single parent families! This photo is of strong, smart, single mother scholars in our program last year listening to inspiration you provided. Thank you! ... See MoreSee Less

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We are so excited to announce our featured speaker, Jennifer Maggio for our Don & Mira Ball Education Builds Hope Luncheon!! Mark your calendar for Thursday, May 18, 12:15pm, at The Carrick House.

You do not want to miss inspiration from our parent-scholars sharing their stories, as well as Jennifer's amazing journey overcoming homelessness as a teen, single parent to becoming the CEO and founder of The Life of a Single Mom, a global nonprofit serving single mothers.

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Good luck to all of our residents as they kick off their Spring semesters this week! Our scholars are enrolled at University of Kentucky, Bluegrass Community and Technical College, Eastern Kentucky University Online, Sullivan University - Lexington, Spencerian College - Lexington, and more. Keep up the good work, Scholars! ... See MoreSee Less

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We are so grateful to be the recipients of this wonderful donation of diapers from the University of Kentucky College of Nursing through Bluegrass Families First! ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you to our wonderful faculty and staff for donating diapers to Bluegrass Families First (BFF)! BFF works to promote and provide opportunities for high-quality early childhood development, education, health and human services for Lexington families in their progress toward self-sufficiency.

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