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Milton Hershey School Houseparents impact children's lives.

Pursue a Career Worth Every Minute

Houseparents work with their spouses to teach children skills and values outside the classroom. It’s a unique role with countless benefits.

Why Become a Houseparent?

Milton Hershey School employs more than 200 houseparent couples that live on campus full time. Houseparent couples live in a private apartment connected to a student home where they care for a small group of students over several years. It’s an inclusive, diverse work community with special houseparent social events and trainings, and a built-in support system.

MHS offers a generous total compensation package of approximately $150,000, including housing, groceries, utilities, benefits, and a combined pre-tax salary of $84,000.


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Milton Hershey School houseparents outside of student home

Ready to Apply

Does houseparenting sound like the perfect fit for you and your spouse?

Justin and Dedra Doutrich, Milton Hershey School former houseparents, sit in a student home.

Houseparent Info Sessions

Attend an upcoming webinar to learn more about the houseparent role.

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Meet Other Houseparents

Hear from past and present houseparents about their experience.

Milton Hershey School does not discriminate in admissions or other programs and services on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, sex, religious creed or disability. Read important MHS policies on equal opportunity and diversity, equal employment opportunity, and more.