A Healing Community
Fostering Hope|Fostering Courage|Fostering Resilience|Fostering Belonging

We do what a family would do for children & youth in foster care.

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124
Years

Since 1893, Monroe Harding has continually adapted to meet the needs of children who are in, or transitioning out of state custody, caring for more than 16,000 children who have been abused, abandoned, or neglected. Today, we are a healing community for youth and families as they move beyond trauma to experience hope. We are meeting this mission through four key programs serving young people who are currently in or are transitioning from the foster care system: Foster CareResidential ProgramsEducation & Workforce Development, and Therapy & Healing.

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In Their Own Words

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If it wasn’t for Monroe Harding, I would have been on the streets having no mind of my own.

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Every child needs a faithful fan, especially in a losing season.

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What you give is important! What you get in return is satisfaction for a lifetime!

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Monroe Harding acted like a parent to me. They taught me how to be socially & morally responsible.

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Our Stories

Dakota

“I would just like to say thank you for the many opportunities that you all have made available for me. I know that if I never came to Monroe that I would never get to experience the many things that I did.  I really appreciate it.  I truly do and I want you to know that the staff at Monroe has really impacted my life.

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Daniel

I would like to write this to all the staff at Monroe Harding for allowing me into this program and helping me in my time of need. I have learned a lot from this program: life skills, career planning, study skills, express yourself, all about me, and character counts groups has taught me to better myself and apply for jobs.

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Dalton

It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” This rings true for Dalton, a youth who graced Monroe Harding’s campus. He approached one of our staff and asked, “Do you think it’s possible for me to withdraw money from my account and give to the Saigon Children’s Charity?” We were shocked as this was the first time a youth had inquired about giving personal dollars

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J.P.

J. P. entered the program on the verge of being a senior in high school; however, he was lacking necessary credits. From the first day he set foot in Hillsboro High School, he let us know on multiple occasions, he did not like school and liked to skip class. J.P. held true to his word and made poor grades, skipped class and was often seen on campus completing work hours while suspended

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Being a foster parent is hard work! Fact: you need to take care of yourself too physically, mentally and emotionally!

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