Young Mother's Program

Young Mother’s Program

As the African proverb goes, “it takes a village to raise a child.” Young single mothers have become a significant part of society, and Project Row Houses believes that it is community’s role to provide support for these women as they pursue higher education and a career. The Young Mothers Residential Program at Project Row Houses provides housing and counseling on personal growth and parenting skills, allowing these mothers to raise their children in a creative, nurturing community. YMRP offers up to two years of subsidized housing in one of seven refurbished, fully furnished row houses that recall the way communities used to be – when neighbors knew each other and gave a helping hand when needed.


To be eligible for YMRP, applicants must:

  • Be a low-income single mother between the ages of 18 and 26
  • Have physical custody of up to two children under age 17 (a maximum of three children, if all are under the age of 4, may be considered). YMRP does not accept pregnant women.
  • Be enrolled either full-time or part-time in a two or four year college or university or accredited training program
  • Be employed either full-time or part-time
  • Be committed to participating in weekly meetings and programs that focus on self, family and community growth

Advisory Committee

  • Paula Harris
  • Veralisa Hunter
  • Stephanie Jackson
  • Demetra Hicks Jones
  • Deadrol Y. Land
  • Terena S. Molo
  • Jonte’ Wesley

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