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 120 years.
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.