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Education Update

Education Update

The news is filled with stories of struggling students and teachers as everyone tries to adjust to distance learning; however, for the young adults involved in the education programs at Youth Connections, the shift to virtual education highlights the strengths of our...

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What is the TRIC?

What is the TRIC?

What is Trauma Resiliency Informed Care? Trauma Resiliency Informed Care shifts the focus from “What’s wrong with you?” to “What happened to you?” At Monroe Harding, we use SAMHSA’s four R’s principle concept of a trauma-informed approach. As a trauma-informed...

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Zoom Adoptions

Zoom Adoptions

Foster Parenting is rich and rewarding and many families seek to foster children in hopes of adopting someday. Every so often we are blessed to come across one of these magical matches when a child fits into a family with perfect harmony. For AJ and the Pruitts this...

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Stock the House Success

Stock the House Success

We are happy to share that our houses are successfully stocked! We exceeded our goal and raised $28,000 from cash and in-kind donations! Over the past month our offices filled with deliveries of all the purchases made from our wish list. Volunteers helped us over a...

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Job Shadowing Opportunities Needed

Job Shadowing Opportunities Needed

Tristan is a young man creating a bright future for himself. He participates in several Monroe Harding programs and is an exceptional student. This semester he is transferring from Nashville State to Vanderbilt on a full scholarship! Tristan is an active advocate for...

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Supporting Birth Parents

Supporting Birth Parents

Read the story from one of our foster moms, Michele, and her experience working alongside Deanna, the birth mom, to help her reunify with her daughter.

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Read Rosemary’s Story

Read Rosemary’s Story

We would love for you to meet Rosemary. She first volunteered with Monroe Harding as a weekly math tutor in 2002 and currently is working on our Supportive Housing expansion.

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Works Wonders

Works Wonders

Works Wonders is our new program helping young adults identify areas of career interest through education, skill-building, and work experience

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Finding Her Passion

Finding Her Passion

Through volunteering at a local nonprofit, one of our young adults confirmed her passion to pursue a career in which she can make an impact on the lives of children. Last year, we recommended one of our young people to Preston Taylor Ministries to volunteer with the...

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Homes, Smiles, & Laughter

Homes, Smiles, & Laughter

“We give opportunities for children to learn how to smile and laugh. Just to have those moments and to know that joy is worth it.” [pdf-embedder url="...

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Listening and Learning

Listening and Learning

Friday, June 5, Monroe Harding's Reengagement HUB hosted a virtual safe space to talk about recent events. We heard from a diverse group of young adults who seek change and to figure out how they can contribute to the fight against racial injustices. Many expressed...

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Creating Memories Together

Creating Memories Together

Summer is here and for foster families and youth it’s an opportunity for travel and new experiences. One foster mom shares how part of what she loves about fostering is the ability to give their foster kids new experiences.

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