“A few months ago, I felt like my life was falling apart. Jeremiah has changed that. I can see now how everything is falling into place the way it is supposed to.” —Austin resident
There are more than 15,000 single mother families in Austin, with 56,000 children under the age of 18 living in poverty. They face significant barriers to breaking the cycle of poverty for their family due to the lack of higher education for the mothers, safe affordable housing for the family and quality early childhood education for these vulnerable children.
Jeremiah Program’s comprehensive model supporting single mothers and their children will complement the well-established services currently provided in the Austin community. Our goals for Jeremiah Program revolve around three core foundations for success:
Safe, Affordable Housing
In October 2013, Jeremiah Program welcomed the first four families in Austin into duplexes built through a partnership with Guadalupe Neighborhood Development Corporation (GNDC). This quality, affordable housing is allowing us to fine tune our support services as we raise funds for our campus building that will be located next to the duplexes in East Austin.
In fall 2015 we will break ground on a 49,865-square foot campus with 35 two-bedroom, fully furnished apartments, ample communal space, staff offices, and an on-site child development center.
Early Childhood Education
In phase 1, Open Door Preschool is providing quality early childhood education for the children we serve. An accredited, on-site child development center designed to serve up to 60 children will be part of the new campus.
Empowerment & Life Skills Training
A 12-week pre-admission empowerment course is required for all prospective residents. Once a resident, young women take weekly life skills classes in positive parenting, financial independence, and more.
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