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
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.
House of Providence
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.