Monroe Harding’s Supportive Housing is comprised of two programs: Independent Living (IL) and VOCA (Victims of Crime). Our Independent Living Program provides a comprehensive range of trauma-informed services to young adults, ages 18-21, aging out of the foster care system. Our VOCA housing provides safe, affordable residences for young adults, from the ages of 18 through 24, who have experienced trauma as a result of crime victimization.
For 26 years Monroe Harding has provided Independent Living housing and supportive services to over 1,400 young adults. We provide affordable and safe apartments in Nashville with skilled and caring professional staff, as well as a community for young adults. We provide young adults with support to help them transition toward independence on their own by emphasizing continued education and employment, assisting with transportation and food support, teaching social and emotional skills, and offering connections to community resources.
We have assembled a caring, compassionate, and professional team of case managers. Our team provides the necessary support to ensure that our young adults are safe and stable while learning and mastering life skills. We provide individualized services that focus on educational, therapeutic, and employment support. Our coaches provide real-time life skills, decision-making skills, and mentorship to lead our young adults to self-sufficiency.
“To me, Monroe Harding’s Independent Living program means home and family. It’s a place where I feel secure and a place where I know I’m supported. I’m responsible for making my own decisions and I’ve gotten the help I need to make good ones.”
For a young adult like Michaela, knowing she has a home where she is supported and encouraged means freedom; a freedom to create her own path towards self-sufficiency.
The comprehensive range of trauma-informed services include:
As youth age out of foster care at 18, they still need support toward adulthood. Our Independent Living Program provides an inexpensive but safe place for youth aging out of foster care to live as they transition into adulthood. These apartments in the community provide youth just enough support that they can work, go to school, and continue to work on life skills with the guidance of skilled and caring professionals.
Through continued education, vocational training, life skills lessons and the support and guidance of caring adults, they can make a smooth and successful transition into life on their own.
If you are a provider and would like to make a referral, please complete the Referral Packet
If you think you might be interested in our Independent Living Program, visit our Contact Us page.
Support for our Independent Living program provided by: Publix Super Markets Charities