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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

Don & Mira Ball present Education Builds Hope Luncheon 2016

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Last year, Kylah, the daughter of OPSH staff Amy, couldn't bear the thought of any child not being included in the holidays, so she did something about it - and how! For her ninth birthday, she asked her friends to bring Christmas gifts for the children of our residents instead of her. Thank you, Kylah, for your generosity and selflessness. If you're as inspired by one child's gift as we are, give to One Parent at www.oneparentscholarhouse.org, or through the GoodGiving Guide Challenge at https://bggives.razoo.com/…/One-Parent-Scholar-House-Bggives. Thank you to those of you who have already given! #sharethelex ... See MoreSee Less

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Our One Parent Scholar House families are looking for special people like you to sponsor their Christmas! Please call 859.252.4828, email mstojic@oneparentscholarhouse.org, or private message us to receive a list of what a One Parent family is in need of. Wouldn't it be fun to help Santa this holiday season?!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Happy #GivingTuesday!! Thank you to W.W. Grainger, Inc. for their generous Grainger Community Grant Program $5,000 gift for the One Parent Scholar House today. W.W. Grainger, Inc. proudly participates in the Grainger Community Grant Program, an innovative program sponsored by The Grainger Foundation, an independent, private foundation established in 1949 by William Wallace Grainger, founder of W.W. Grainger, Inc. Grainger ... See MoreSee Less

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We are so grateful to Sullivan University Student Life for helping Santa's elves! Our young scholars will be very excited to see what Santa has brought them this Christmas. Please consider being a substitute-elf! ... See MoreSee Less

A message on behalf of Santa Claus: I NEED YOUR HELP! My elves forgot their flu shots and so many of them are tucked away in bed, I’m running behind on my list! I need substitute elves! PLEASE!! Please take one (or a couple) ornaments and buy a gift for the child described on the back. These kiddos all live in Lexington at the One Parent Scholar House. All we ask is that you be really careful about the age range listed so we are sure each kiddo gets a safe and fun surprise. Please return the UNWRAPPED new toy gift (between $8-$10), with tag attached to room #148 by December 5th. These presents will be wrapped in plenty of time for me to pick them up and deliver them. It’s not every day you get to make a wish come true for a child. Take it from me, it’s a great feeling. But even I can’t do it alone! THANK YOU!

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