Apply to Jeremiah

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.

To apply, you must be:

  • Low-income single mother (based on area median income)
  • At least 18 years old
  • State resident for at least one year
  • High school graduate or GED certificate
  • Enrolled in or desire to enroll in college/post-secondary institution
  • Children all under the age of 5 at time of application
  • Highly motivated

Program Benefits

  • Safe, affordable housing on a bus route (projected campus completion in 2020)
  • A supportive community of peers working towards self-reliance
  • Empowerment training and life skills education
  • Licensed, quality early childhood center on-site (projected campus completion in 2020)
  • 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

Expectations of Jeremiah Program participants

  • Maintain a 2.0 or greater GPA and remain in good standing with the educational institution
  • Participate in career development activities such as part-time employment or volunteering
  • Attend regular coaching sessions with Family Coach
  • Participate in weekly Life Skills classes

These will be required once campus build is complete in 2020:

  • Participate in Resident Council meetings and activities
  • Adhere to Jeremiah Program Resident Handbook and lease agreement
  • Enroll eligible children in on-site Child Development Center
  • Pay 30% of adjusted income for rent + utilities (except heat and hot water, which are included) and phone service.
  • Agree to quarterly apartment inspections conducted by Family Services staff and Property Management

Selection Process

Applications are reviewed as received. Families that meet the applicant criteria may be invited for an intake interview. After completion of the intake interview, candidates may be invited to participate in the pre-admission process, which includes a 16-week empowerment training, pre-admissions coaching and documentation collection. Pre-admission participation is a requirement for acceptance to the program.

Upon successful participation in pre-admissions, an applicant may be invited to an admissions interview. The admissions decision is final. Jeremiah Program reserves the right to close applications at anytime.

Apply Now

Begin the application process with the form below. This online application is free and will be submitted for consideration immediately. Alternatively, you may download the Application PDF and return it by mail.

Prerequisites

In order to be considered, you must hold a high school diploma or a GED.
*In order to be considered, you must have been a resident of the state of Minnesota for a minimum of one year.
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 507-215-8904.
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