Giving Back


 

Monroe Harding

www.monroeharding.org

For over 120 years, Monroe Harding has had a singular mission: changing young people’s lives.  Monroe Harding makes the dreams of young people not just dreams, but realities by creating opportunities for them.

We provide the basics: food, clothing and shelter. But young people, especially those in state custody or foster care, need more than that. So Monroe Harding serves every need. We provide foster homes, group living, mentoring, relationship-building skills, safety and structure, encouragement, spiritual formation, life skills training, education, job placement, and more. This gives every young person the opportunity to live a whole, happy and independent life.

Project Meet Me Halfway

www.projectMMH.org

Years ago, homeless children were shipped across the country on “orphan trains” to find new families and new homes. Older children had a particularly difficult time and despite advances in the foster care system, many of these teens fare no better today than they did more than a century ago.

Today, teens who “age out” of foster care can find themselves alone, with no home, no family, and no support system. Jail, pregnancy, violence and even death are the harsh realities for many of these homeless youths.

Project Meet Me Halfway is dedicated to bringing awareness to the plight of these at-risk kids and building transitional homes for them.

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House of Providence

WWW.THEHOFP.ORG 

The House of Providence exists to be a safe and secure option for Michigan’s foster youth to stabilize and find hope and healing. We provide a therapeutic and familial environment for minors who are languishing without the prospect of a permanent family of their own.

We also provide vital intervention and support services that afford these children safety emotionally, mentally and physically. As a result of the direct care and individual attention given, the resident’s who come to us eventually stabilize and then are able to receive trauma focused therapy where they process their difficult journey, and begin to heal. This stabilization allows a teen to then reintegrate into the community by way of a family.

Eventually, these youth grow into whole, independent and successful adults realizing the potential that God has destined them for. Most importantly, they will become a part of a familial system of support, perhaps for the first time ever.

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The Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) is Tennessee’s advocate for traffic safety. The mission of the THSO is to improve driver behavior through education and enforcement. Throughout the year, the THSO partners with community advocates and law enforcement agencies for “Booze It & Lose It,” a campaign to reduce drunk-driving crashes, injuries, and fatalities across Tennessee.

On February 1, 2019, Jacquelyn Marushka joined the THSO for its annual “Booze It & Lose It” press event to advocate against drunk driving during Super Bowl weekend. During the event, Marushka shared her personal story of a seven-time DUI offender who crashed into and killed her grandfather in New Mexico. To hear her moving story, click here.

For more information about the Tennessee Highway Safety Office, visit www.tntrafficsafety.org or contact Arriale Tabson at arriale.tabson@tn.gov.