Mom and Baby at Ella's House

Why We Serve

Ella’s House exists to empower women to become successful students and parents on campus. By connecting peers in similar circumstances, providing physical and mental health resources, and supporting women as they pursue their degrees, Ella’s House meets a critical need.

Delay Degree or Drop Out

Statistic $3.8 Billion

The cost of dropping out of college measured by lost earnings in a single year.

statistic 2%

Less than 2% of teen moms earn a college degree by age 30. Many are forced to delay a degree.

Parenting: A Costly Endeavor

statistic 65%

Women who have children are 65% more likely to drop out of college than women without children.

Poverty Statistics

68% of student parents live at or below the poverty line.

Education = Pathway to Success

statistic 1 in 5

More than five million undergraduate students are currently pregnant or parenting, making up more than 25% of the entire U.S. student population.

statistic for lifetime earning potential

Every little bit helps. Just $100 a month can support education and baby necessities.