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My MHS BlogCategory: Houseparents and Home Life

Breaking Barriers and Providing Stability

More than 20 years ago, Jonathan and Melissa Akers lived in New York City and worked in corporate America. After their daughter was born, they moved to the Pocono Mountains...

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A Shared Passion

Joe and Ashley Hoover have always shared a passion for mentoring young people. It’s what brought them together and inspired them to fall in love. As newlyweds, they soon realized...

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Giving Back Through Houseparenting

Frank Pascale grew up in a neighborhood surrounded by poverty and crime. After hearing about Milton Hershey School and its mission, he and his wife Lisa jumped at the opportunity...

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Humble Joy

The other month I took three newly enrolled students to our on-campus clothing center for their clothing fitting.  When a student is new to Milton Hershey School, they visit the...

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Lessons Learned From High Water

By Clare Ogle, a Milton Hershey School Houseparent Hershey and the surrounding areas have been flooded with so much rainwater this summer. The fact that the grass in my yard was...

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Airports and Houseparenting

By Clare Ogle, an MHS houseparent I think airports are some of the happiest and saddest places on the planet. The same is true of train stations and hospitals. Think...

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Paying It Forward

By Terry Donaher, an MHS Houseparent I don’t know where I would be without Milton Hershey School and the foresight that Milton and Catherine had over a hundred years ago....

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Embracing the Summer Rain

By Clare Ogle, an MHS houseparent My family and I go to the beach a lot, and for all the times I’ve been to the beach, I remember very few...

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Houseparenting is a Family Tradition

Phil and Erica Clark became houseparents after Phil developed a love for the profession during his childhood. His parents served as houseparents for 13 years, and Phil enjoyed how students...

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A Family Affair

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania native Blake Lynch has made his passion for helping others a huge focus of his life, both personally and professionally. After years with the Boys and Girls Club...

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