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 our community’s role to provide support for these women as they pursue education and fulfilling careers. The Young Mothers Residential Program (YMRP) 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. Our ultimate goal is to support our mothers and their children in reaching their highest potentials.
To be eligible for YMRP, applicants must:
- Must be a low-income, single mother between the ages of 18 and 26.
- Applicants must have physical custody of at least one (1) of their children under the age of 17.
- All children must be enrolled and regularly attending a public/private school and daycare classes to qualify.
- Willing to be employed either part-time or full-time.
- Income must be documented by independent sources such as Social Security benefits, employment pay stubs, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Food Stamps award letters etc. and must be current at time of admission.
- Must be pursuing their education either part-time or full-time in two or four-year college or university and/or accredited training program. Applicant must also be in good academic standing with the college or university she is currently attending and maintaining a grade point average of 2.5.
- Must be willing to honor YMRP schedule program commitments, including weekly meetings, programs and volunteer opportunities that support a year-long focus on self, family and community growth.
- Project Row Houses Young Mothers Residential Program cannot accept women who are pregnant, suffering from mental illness and drug/alcohol addiction.
- Must be willing to interview with the YMRP Committee members and program staff.
- Once an applicant has completed the interview process, she will be contacted via phone or email concerning the status of her application.
- An Occupancy Fee will be required by all participants. This fee will range between $75 and $250 per month, determined on a sliding scale basis, based on the participant’s income and will cover the usage of the facility and utilities. The fee is revisited on a quarterly basis during the participant’s stay in the program.
Apply: YMRP APPLICATION 2014
Rahquia “KiKi” Carey; Jonte’ Garrett; Sheila Heimbinder; Holly Hudley; Walter Hull; Stephanie Jackson; Demetra Hicks Jones; Deadrol Y. Land; Terena S. Molo; Valerie Cassel Oliver; Apriel Powell; Jonte’ Wesley
Please contact us at 713-526-7662 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in serving on the YMRP Advisory Committee.