Apply to Jeremiah

Austin, TX

The determined women of Jeremiah Program work hard toward a future of self-reliance and economic independence. If you are interested in creating a better life for yourself and your child(ren) and you meet the program criteria, we encourage you to apply.

Program Criteria

  • Low-income single mother
  • At least 18 years old
  • State resident for at least two years
  • High school graduate or GED certificate
  • Accepted or enrolled in a post-secondary educational program accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Have dependent children four years old or younger
  • Highly motivated

Program Benefits

  • Safe, affordable housing close to higher education opportunities
  • Supportive community of peers working towards self-reliance
  • Empowerment training and life skills education
  • High-quality early childhood education
  • Individual coaching for support in setting and meeting goals
  • Access to professionals who help develop skills and networks for employment
  • Access to mentors and tutors as needed
  • Volunteer childcare during Jeremiah Program activities

Selection Process

Applications are reviewed as received. Please understand that our program is not an emergency shelter. Applicants are given priority based upon several factors. Those applicants with close ties to the surrounding neighborhoods are given higher priority than those not from East Austin. However, all income-eligible families are given consideration. Those families that meet the applicant criteria may be invited for an Applicant Interview.

After completion of the interview, candidates may be invited to participate in the pre-admissions process including a 12-week empowerment training course, pre-admissions coaching and documentation collection. Pre-admission participation is a requirement for acceptance into the program. Upon successful participation in the pre-admissions process, an applicant will be invited to a final interview and a decision on acceptance to the program will be made. The admissions decision is final.

Apply Now

Begin with the form below. This online application is free and will be submitted for consideration immediately. Alternatively, you may download the Application PDF and mail it to Jeremiah Program Application, P.O. Box 50590, Austin, TX 78763, or scan and email to .

Prerequisites

In order to be considered, you must hold a high school diploma or a GED.
In order to be considered, you must be accepted or enrolled in a post-secondary educational program accredited through The Higher Learning Commission (please refer to our List of Approved Post-Secondary Institutions).
In order to be considered, you must have been a resident in the state in which you are applying for a minimum of 2 years.
In order to be considered, you must be a single mother at least 18 years of age.
In order to be considered, all children must be under the age of 5 years at the time of application.
Thank you for your interest in Jeremiah Program, but at this time we are only accepting applications which meet all of our criteria. If you have any questions or are in need of additional resources, feel free to contact our Admissions Coordinator at 651-332-5017.
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