The application deadline for our Young Mothers Residential Program has now passed.
About the Young Mothers Program
The purpose of YMRP is to assist low-income single mothers and their children in achieving independent, self-sufficient lives. Through this program, PRH provides a culturally rich environment in which residents develop healthy, holistic living practices and cultivate a sense of positive energy and self-worth that will guide them in becoming empowered, self-confident, nurturing women, mothers, daughters, companions, and employees.
YMRP is geared towards young mothers with ambition and goals for themselves and for each member of their family, who believe they will benefit from a structured program. The goals of the program are to strengthen the self in the following key areas:
- Academic Excellence
- Career Development
- Financial Management
- Parental Responsibility
- Emotional/Physical/Spiritual Awareness
- Relationship Building
To be eligible for YMRP, applicants must:
- Be a single mother between the ages of 18 and 26.
- Have physical custody of at least one (1) of their children under the age of 17.
- Have all children enrolled and regularly attending a public/private school and daycare classes.
- Be employed either part-time or full-time.
- Have income documented by independent sources such as Social Security, pay stubs, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Food Stamps award letters, etc. and must be current at the time of admission.
- Be pursuing their education either part-time or full-time in two or four-year college or university and/or accredited training program (welding, cosmetology, CNA).
- Be in good academic standing with the college or university she is currently attending and maintaining a grade point average of 2.5 both for the semester and overall.
- Honor YMRP schedule program commitments, including weekly meetings, programs and volunteer opportunities that support a year-long focus on self, family, and community growth.
- Be willing to interview with the YMRP Committee members and program staff.
- Provide a current, official transcript at the time of the interview.
- Project Row Houses cannot accept women who are pregnant or suffering from mental illness or drug/alcohol addiction into YMRP.