The Case for Caroline House
Caroline House, an education center for immigrant women and children, was founded in 1995 by the School Sisters of Notre Dame in response to a direct need. The center welcomes all women without regard to race, religion or ethnic background. Our mission is to provide tuition-free opportunities to develop the whole person through education and support services.
Caroline House teaches English as a Second Language, basic computer and life skills. We help women adjust to life in a new culture and become confident and contributing members of their families and communities. Classes are held four days a week from 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM. Special workshops are provided on topics such as financial management, parenting, health and nutrition, domestic violence concerns and safety issues.
Women view Caroline House as a safe, peaceful haven where they are able to learn, make friends and receive assistance for a multitude of issues. Their young children attend an on-site preschool program while the mothers attend classes. This prepares the children for successful entry into English-only kindergartens.