Monroe Harding

Rating: 4.77 stars   26 reviews

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Location: 1120 Glendale Ln Nashville TN 37204 USA

Mission: Monroe Harding continues to change young people’s lives every day. Founded in 1893 as an orphanage, Monroe Harding now serves children and youth who are in state’s custody. We believe every child deserves the chance for a better life. Our programs include Foster Care, Cooperative and Independent Living, and a Resource Center for older youth. Our range of services includes education, vocational skills, relationship building, spiritual formation, health & wellness, and - most importantly - the guidance and support of a caring adult in a safe and stable home. For more information on how you can help change the life of a young person, please visit our website at www.monroeharding.org or call us at (615) 298-5573.
Target demographics: We serve children and youth in state's custody
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Rating: 4 stars  

I was so impressed with Monroe Harding when I had a tour of the facility by some of the young residents as part of an information breakfast.I wanted to come home and impart even just a little of the discipline,work ethic and tidiness that I saw displayed in their homes,to my own children.it had more of an impact,having heard from them on the panel about the way their lives used to be and the homes they had come from.To speak with such hope and respect for each other was just amazing.I was actually overwhelmed and felt like they would be wonderful young men to have in any work or school environment.They all talked about how they wanted to bring some of what they had learned back to their own families.MonroeHarding is not just changing one life ,there is a ripple effect within their own families and communities.Its an amazing place and worth supporting .

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How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Monroe Hardy extends a hand of hope to young boys from environments of indifference and brutality. The small school compound is a haven of respite while the boys grow through education and experience emotional stability often for the first time. Through hundreds of volunteer hours plus an exceptional staff the goal is to guide, seek, and bring to fruition the potential within each boy: everyone benefits.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I was introduced to Monroe Harding just this year by Mary Baker, new CEO of the organization. Her apparent enthusiasm for what can be done to help these young people is very impressive.I had the pleasure of attending an information breakfast followed by a tour of the facility. We met several of the young men who greatly impressed me and underscored just how important Monroe Harding is at this point in their lives. The words they used were - 'hope' 'respect' 'esteem' and 'learning to be a man' . As the mother of teenage sons I know how vital these things are in the development of young males and I am happy to support Monroe Harding as they pursue their missioon to change lives for the better.

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Definitely

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2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Monroe-Harding has provided a crucial service to our community for well over 100 years. They help make sure no child falls through the cracks even in this rough economic time.

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Life-changing

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2012

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 4 stars  

Monroe Harding is serving a very important role for children in the community and have been good stewards of their beautiful campus.

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A lot

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2012

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Rating: 4 stars  

I have been involved with Monroe Harding for over 4 years as a volunteer and Board member. During that time I have seen how this organization has touched the lives of numerous young men and given them hope and direction. Monroe Harding has been serving youth for over a hundred years and continues to provide much needed assistance to children and youth.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

Monroe Harding serves every need for our most vulnerable children and youth. They 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.

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Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 4 stars  

As a Presbyterian, I have known about Monroe Harding since I moved to Nashville. Now that I have become more involved and understand the work they are doing to help children and youth in the foster care system, I am a huge fan. The staff is wonderful with the youth and for many of these kids, MH is the only family they have. Their 119 year history is a testament to the quality of the program.

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Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Monroe Harding not only benefits the children and families served but has also impacted me in a very positive way. I have a better life by being part of Monroe Harding. I am able to see different types of perspectives of youths in custody, families of the youths, staff working with different types of services and all the good things happening through a change process through one child at a time.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2007

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Rating: 5 stars  

Monroe Harding fills a critical void in the DCS system. Countless numbers of at-risk youth have been served and continue to be served by this much-needed organization.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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