Women With Children

An on-campus program for single mothers


Mercyhurst North East campusMission:

To offer a unique support structure for enrolled single mothers allowing the Mercyhurst North East purpose—enriching and preparing students to successfully manage future academics, career and life challenges—to be fully embraced.

For single mothers living at or near the poverty level, earning a college degree can be a source of great empowerment. Mercyhurst North East’s Women With Children Program provides housing and residential support to single mothers and their children to empower single mothers through educational achievement and personal growth.


This program offers:

  • An opportunity to achieve a college degree.
  • Housing for mother and child/children.
  • Financial assistance.
  • Assistance with living needs for mother and child/children.
  • Supportive mentoring and classes in parenting, budgeting, etc.
  • Childcare available nearby.