OCCH was pleased to invest $10 million into the development of the Cincinnati Scholar House, a proven unique transitional-living program that equips low-income single parents with the support needed to complete a post-secondary degree to improve work opportunities.
Modeled after a concept that began in Lexington, Kentucky, The Cincinnati Scholar House houses student parents enrolled in full-time coursework at an affiliated post-secondary educational institution. Cincinnati State, Xavier University, and Chatfield College are partnering with the Scholar House in the program. As part of the program, residents’ children receive on-site early care and education while the parent is in class.
Cincinnati Scholar House provides 44 two-and three-bedroom homes in a five-story building located in the Walnut Hills neighborhood close to downtown Cincinnati. The large residential units feature open floor plans, fully equipped kitchens, washer/dryers, and dishwashers. Cincinnati Scholar House also includes 5 classrooms for childhood development, two multipurpose classrooms, a 3,884 square foot playground, a computer lab, fitness center, conference room, and 2,000 square feet of white box retail space, all of which are located on the ground floor. Cincinnati Union Bethel provides supportive services to residents, including child care and education and adult support programs.