Apply to Jeremiah Program

Jeremiah Program opened to Fargo-Moorhead families in January 2018. The campus houses 20 single mothers and their children, complete with furnished apartments, an on-site early childhood development center and life/career coaching resources for our mothers. View the Program Criteria section for expectations that must be met prior to joining Jeremiah Program.

Program Criteria

  • Low-income single mother at least 18 years old
  • High School graduate or GED certificate
  • Enrolled or intending to enroll in a two or four-year college or university
  • Have dependent children under 5 years of age
  • Committed to attendance and participation

Program Benefits

  • Safe, affordable housing close to higher education opportunities
  • A supportive community of peers working toward self-reliance
  • Empowerment training and life skills education
  • Licensed, early childhood development center on site
  • Individual coaching to support you in setting and meeting goals
  • Access to professionals who can help you develop your skills and networks for employment
  • Access to mentors and tutors as needed
  • Volunteer childcare during Jeremiah Program activities
  • Pre-Admission Requirements

    View the Empowerment Course flyer

    • Complete/submit online application by answering the questions at the bottom of this page
    • Interview with Jeremiah team regarding Empowerment Class Invitation
    • Receive notice of acceptance/declination into Empowerment Class
    • Enroll in Jeremiah’s Empowerment Course
    • Complete 12-week Empowerment Course
  • Admission Requirements
    • Applicant review for admission into Jeremiah Program, which includes resources for housing (in the new Fargo-Moorhead location), on-site childcare and weekly life coaching
    • Applicant interview for entrance into Jeremiah Program
    • Move in/registration
  • Expectations of Residents (In Good Standing)

    View the Empowerment Course flyer

    • Complete/submit online application by answering the questions at the bottom of this page
    • Interview with Jeremiah team regarding Empowerment Class Invitation
    • Receive notice of acceptance/declination into Empowerment Class
    • Enroll in Jeremiah’s Empowerment Course
    • Complete 12-week Empowerment Course
    • Applicant review for admission into Jeremiah Program, which includes resources for housing (in the new Fargo-Moorhead location), on-site childcare and weekly life coaching
    • Applicant interview for entrance into Jeremiah Program
    • Move in/registration
    • Maintain a 2.0 or greater GPA and remain in good standing with educational institution
    • Participate in career development activities such as part-time employment or volunteering
    • Attend regular coaching sessions with Life Skills Coach
    • Participate in weekly Life Skills classes
    • Participate in Resident Council meetings and activities
    • Enroll eligible children in on-site Child Development Center
    • Agree to quarterly apartment inspections conducted by Family Services staff and Property Management
    • Adhere to Jeremiah Program Resident Handbook and lease agreement
  • Approved Post-Secondary Institutions
    • Concordia College
    • Minnesota State Community and Technical College
    • Minnesota State University Moorhead
    • North Dakota State College of Science
    • North Dakota State University
    • Rasmussen College
    • University of Jamestown
    • University of Mary
    • University of North Dakota
    • Valley City State University

Apply

Begin the application process and register for the upcoming prerequisite Empowerment Course. This online application is free and will be submitted for consideration immediately. Alternatively, you may download the Application PDF and return it by mail.

Program Application

Applicant Demographics

Participants of Jeremiah Program work toward self-reliance, stability and prosperity. We invite you to explore how Jeremiah Program can support you realize your potential for yourself and your family.
 
Program Benefits

  • A supportive community of peers working toward self-reliance
  • Empowerment training and life skills education
  • An Early childhood development center
  • Individualized coaching to support you in setting and meeting goals
  • Access to professionals who can help you develop your skills and networks for employments
  • Childcare during Jeremiah Program Activities
Are you 18 years of age or older? *
Are you at or below 30% Area Median Income (AMI)? *
Do you have a high school diploma or GED? *
Do you have the ability to work and attend an accredited post-secondary institution in the United States? *
Do you intend to enroll in a post-secondary educational program? *
Do you have at least 50% custody of your child(ren) or are currently pregnant? *
At the time of application, is at least one child 4 and under? Additional child(ren) should not exceed the age of 7 in residential campuses (Minneapolis – St. Paul, Rochester, Fargo-Moorhead, and Austin) *