Communities We Serve
Middle Tennessee Including:
- Davidson County
- Williamson County
- Cheatham County
- Montgomery County
- Sumner County
- Rutherford County
- Wilson County
- Robertson County
- Coffee County
- Dickson County
- Maury County
- Houston County
Put a child in a safe, stable and supportive environment, and the chance of success grows exponentially.
Our greatest need is for families willing to open their homes to sibling groups and teenagers.
Become a Foster Parent
A good support system is essential for any foster family. We believe in being a part of your support during your fostering journey by providing 24/7 support, building relationships with foster parents to understand their strengths, ongoing training, respite care, and through celebrating our families.
What is Trauma-Informed Care?
Trauma-informed care is now the expectation in addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE). The research is clear that adverse childhood experiences compromise healthy brain architecture and set children up for poor health, economic struggles, addiction, homelessness, and incarceration. The good news is trauma is treatable and trauma-informed care is the best way we can respond to the needs of children, youth, and adults with multiple adverse childhood experiences.
Want to learn more about becoming a foster parent?
Please contact us and find out more about how you can change a child’s life.
Foster Care FAQs
What is foster care?
Children (of all ages) enter foster care when the courts determine they need to be temporarily or permanently removed from their birth family due to abuse, neglect or abandonment. Right now in Tennessee there are 9,000 children in foster care.
How long do children stay in foster care?
What is the role of a foster family?
Who can be a foster parent?
A foster parent must be tolerant of differences of racial, ethnic, religious and educational backgrounds.
What are the responsibilities of a foster parent?
As part of the application process, foster parents are required to complete the Parents As Tender Healers (PATH) training.
Who are the children that Monroe Harding serves?
Can I adopt my foster child?
Why should I foster through Monroe Harding?
Monroe Harding has ongoing training support to help families feel confident in parenting the youth that we serve. We respect foster parents and the roles that they play, and we believe in working as a team.
What does it mean to be a Trauma Informed Healing Community?
We understand that a youth’s brain has been affected by their past trauma(s) and can be changed in a positive way by providing healthy experiences, like those that would occur in a loving, functional foster family.
Listen to the Podcast discussion below with our Foster Care leadership staff on the new TCCY podcast “Roots & Wings” and learn more about how we support our Foster Care families.