<p>The best thing I liked about being at Monroe was going to the community football and hockey games.</p> <p>I liked meeting new and extraordinary people.</p> <p>We teach by showing children how healthy families work.</p> <p>Before Monroe Harding, I thought ‘Why should I care, no one else cares?’ Now I know there are people who care.</p> <p>The best thing I liked about being at Monroe was going to the community football and hockey games.</p> <p>The best thing about Monroe to me is the staff.</p> <p>Monroe Harding gave me a future.</p> <p>Monroe Harding gave me a future.</p> <p>I know that Monroe Harding is not an ordinary program and that youth can benefit and go on and succeed in life and become whatever you want.</p> <p>What you give is important! What you get in return is satisfaction for a lifetime!<br>– Foster parent</p> <p>If it wasn’t for Monroe Harding, I would have been on the streets having no mind of my own.</p> <p>Every child needs a faithful fan, especially in a losing season.</p> <p>I gave them hell and they gave me heaven.</p> <p>Monroe Harding acted like a parent to me. They taught me how to be socially and morally responsible.</p> <p>The staff showed me what real friends are – how to treat others with respect and that there is another kind of life for me out there.</p> <p>Being able to cook your own food, going to public school, not being locked down and going on an outing was the best thing.</p>

WHAT IS MONROE HARDING?

CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS WITH MONROE HARDING!

Monroe Harding is a place for children and young people to know what it is like to have a strong, caring support system.  One way we do this is by making sure our children and youth enjoy a traditional, family-like holiday. 

We couldn’t do this without your support!  If you would like to sponsor a child or youth, please email Laura Ward at lauraward@monroeharding.org.

Click here for general holiday wish list.

Monroe Harding does for kids in foster care what a family would do. We provide security, support and give young people a chance for success and we have been doing it for 121 years.

Our programs include:


Foster Care Services provide children and teens a safe, secure and loving home until they can go home or achieve permanency through adoption. The array of foster care services includes recruiting and training our generous foster parents, ensuring the children in our care are making academic gains, have good health care, and are prepared for reunification with their family or the transition to loving adoptive parents.

Cooperative Living Program provides a progressively independent level of living as youth mature and acquire new skills. Beyond the basics of food and shelter, this program provides education, vocational training, life skills, spiritual formation, health and wellness activities, and - most importantly- the support and guidance of a caring adult.

Independent Living provides a safe place for youth to live as they transition into the community. The young people live in homes off campus and benefit from Monroe Harding guidance and regularly scheduled counseling.

Youth Connections is a resource center for young adults between the ages of 18 and 26 who are in or have previously been in foster care. The center acts as a family support system, helping young adults achieve independence.