A Healing Community

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



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.

Calling All Elves!!

Join us in lifting the spirits of those in our care by becoming a part of our family this Christmas.

You, our generous supporters, responded to the call and we now have all of our children and young adults sponsored!

We are still in need of stocking stuffers, to provide our foster families and young people in our Independent Living apartments, with special “extras”, such as movie tickets, meals out to celebrate the holiday together, and other fun experiences . We’ve made it easy to get in the Monroe Harding holiday spirit!

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In Their Own Words


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


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


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


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

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Our Stories


Two little boys, age 5 and 6, have moved over 10 times in their young lives… Feeling unwanted and unsure of where they would go next, they moved to their new home. After noticing the “wall of love” in the house, one of their first questions was, “When will we get our names on the wall?”


Three-year-old Abigail recently moved into the home of one our foster families. Our wonderful foster parents, Jason and Liz, knew that Abigail was confused, shy and unsure, but were heartened to see how much she enjoyed being with their little girls, all around Abigail’s age.

The Gordons

We celebrate the Gordon family, who became richer in love three times over today. Natalie, Deacon and David (in the front row of the picture by their sister Sadie) were adopted today. The joy in their hearts was evident and it was wonderful to watch the brothers and sisters play together, laugh together and support each other.

The McKnights

Marla and George McKnight welcomed a brother and a sister into their hearts three years ago and today the judge made it official. Kaydee, is 3 years old, beautiful and full of spunk. Her older brother asked if he could change his first name, so we’re proud to congratulate eight-year-old A.J. on his very special day.

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It's no coincidence that #NationalAdoptionMonth is during November, our month of deepest gratitude!

Today, we celebrate our 18th adoption in 2017 with Lizzy Kate and the Bowen family. Here's what Lizzy Kate's mom, Joni Pettis Bowen shared with us:
"Lizzy Kate made her way to our home mainly because her half sister was already with us. Her sister was able to be reunited with her dad, but adoption ended up being determined as the needed option for Lizzy Kate. (We are blessed to still be able to keep contact with her sister.) As expected, there were a lot of ups and downs throughout her time in foster care, but we are excited that she can move forward in permanency and that we get to be her forever family! We praise the Lord for this special blessing this Thanksgiving!"
SO.MUCH.GRATITUDE!!❤️🙏🙌 Congratulations, Bowen family!

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