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Our Mother is a Milton Hershey School Houseparent and Our Hero

By Kayla and Lauryn Washington, Daughters of MHS Houseparents When our parents—Karen and Leno Washington—first became Milton Hershey School houseparents more than two decades ago, we were nine and two...

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Milton Hershey School Houseparent Honored as a Woman of Excellence

For some people, a job can feel like work. But, for Karen Washington, a Milton Hershey School houseparent, her job is a lifestyle worth the effort. On March 29, 2023,...

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Local Couple Becomes Milton Hershey School Houseparents to Impact Community

By Karen and Leno Washington, MHS Houseparents After growing up in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and meeting in high school, we knew this area would always be our home. We never considered,...

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A Dream of Houseparenting at Milton Hershey School

By Dedra Doutrich, MHS Houseparent Recruiter and Former MHS Houseparent When I first learned about the role of houseparenting, my husband, Justin, and I knew that there was something special...

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Houseparenting at Milton Hershey School through the Holidays

By Ashley Hoover, MHS Houseparent The holidays are upon us once again. The only place on Earth that can match the magic, beauty, and bustle of the North Pole at...

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Milton Hershey School Houseparents Grow in their Roles through Professional Development

Recently, Milton Hershey School houseparents and Transitional Living Assistants (TLAs) took part in the first of four self-directed professional development days. All houseparents had the opportunity to explore topics of...

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Milton Hershey School Houseparent Shares the Joy of Coming Home

By Sheldon Green ’88, MHS Houseparent I enrolled at Milton Hershey School on Jan. 3, 1981. Exactly 28 years later, I came home and started a new career with my...

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From Houseparenting to Hiring at Milton Hershey School

By Jacqui Niel, MHS Houseparent Recruiter and Former MHS Houseparent When I started working at Milton Hershey School, I had no idea how I would fit in to what seemed...

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Houseparenting: The Career That Changed My Life

By Kelly Stipe, Former MHS Houseparent On Sunday, June 12, we watched online as a number of the boys we nurtured, mentored, and cared for as houseparents, walked across the...

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Why I Came Back to Milton Hershey School as a Houseparent

By Joel Smith ’02, MHS Houseparent Developing my style of houseparenting came from my houseparents. They helped me so much and led me to become a more responsible person. They...

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