As the African proverb goes, “it takes a village to raise a child.” Young single mothers are 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.
About the Young Mothers Residential Program
The purpose of YMRP is to empower young single mothers and their children in achieving independent, self-sufficient lives. YMRP has supported roughly 100 mothers and their families, some of whom have gone on to earn doctorates, law degrees and become community leaders and entrepreneurs. 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.
Apply to YMRP
Thank you for your interest in the Young Mothers Residential Program. We are not accepting intake forms at this time, but encourage you to continue to visit our website for program updates. If you have any questions, you can email us at YMRP@projectrowhouses.org.
Support the Young Mothers Residential Program
Through this program, Project Row Houses provides a solid safety net for young single mothers striving to build a better life for themselves and for their children. This is just one of the many ways in which we uplift our community through long-term investment and commitment to individuals and groups. These programs are made possible through the generous support of individuals like you. If you would like to join our Community of Supporters, you can do so by donating or through the purchase of items on the YMRP Wish List.
Please contact PRH at 713.526.7662 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in serving on the YMRP Advisory Committee.
Installation shot of The Faces of PRH, Caroline Ryan, 2016. Photo by Alex Barber