Our Stories

Monroe Harding is a compassionate trauma-informed community that builds resiliency in children in foster care by providing what a safe and loving family would.  Our programs provide the treatment, resources and guidance that youth need to do the healing work now and see the possibilities and opportunities for a better future.
Homes - How Piedmont Natural Gas Helped Our Clients Have A Home

We partnered with Piedmont Natural Gas and Duke Energy to give our young adults a home where they have the chance to grow and thrive while achieving their goals
in a safe environment. 

Read the article here: Piedmont Natural Gas – Duke Energy Article

Healing - Healing During a Year of Uncertainty

This is a challenging year filled with, anxiety, negativity, and uncertainty for many. One of our foster families, the Cantrell’s, decided they needed a little light in their lives. They set up their Christmas tree early and instead of decorating it for Christmas, they decorated it with fall-colored leaves and homemade woodland creatures and called it a “Gratitude Tree.” As they began to think of what they are thankful for, it was easy to see how the blessings added up. Libby is only three but learned about the importance of being thankful and really enjoys putting the items on the tree. Annie is 10 and realized how much she should be thankful for like sunshine, food, family, and friends. The foster parents and children enjoyed looking at the tree and its beautiful and meaningful decorations this season. 

Opportunities - When Our Partnerships and Our Clients’ Needs Collide

One of our Opportunity Now Reengagement Hub clients was working an unfulfilling, parttime job and came to us because she was thinking about looking for something new. After learning more about her interest in animals and her past volunteer experience at a local animal shelter, our staff immediately reached out to one of our community partners, Crossroads Campus. They operate a retail pet store, grooming, and pet adoption service. They provide job training, employment, case management, and humane education for young adults! After talking with Eric Davis, Director of Programs for Young Adults, he quickly set up an interview with her the following week! Cooperative and effective community partnerships play a huge part in our young adults’ success in reaching their career goals and gaining self-confidence! Thank you, Crossroads Campus, we applaud the work you do and appreciate your partnership. 

Engagement - #GivingTuesday is Next Tuesday!

At a time when we are all experiencing the pandemic, generosity is what brings people of all races, faiths, and political views together across the globe. Generosity gives everyone the power to make a positive change in the lives of others and is a fundamental value anyone can act on. #GivingTuesday emphasizes opportunities to give back to communities and causes in safe ways that allow for social connection and kindness even while practicing physical distancing. Join us this year on #GivingTuesday and donate to Monroe Harding to help us ensure our clients will be able to continue their education.  

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