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Our Journey to Houseparenting at Milton Hershey School

By Erika and Brian Roberson, MHS Houseparents Different roads lead students, staff, teachers, and houseparents to Milton Hershey School. Sometimes those roads are winding, bumpy, and every so often full...

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Guiding Student Change as Milton Hershey School Houseparents

By David and Beverly-Ann Fraser, Senior Division Houseparents As students transition from Middle to Senior Division, the anticipation of enjoying new freedoms like the use of cell phones and other...

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Milton Hershey School Houseparent Support System is Strong

By Josh Pearson, MHS Home Life Hiring Manager and Former Houseparent When Milton Hershey School called us to inform us we were hired to be houseparents, my wife Sarah and...

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Importance of Houseparents at Milton Hershey School

Milton and Catherine Hershey created a home and school to give children in need a stable childhood. They communicated what they wanted the school to be in the Deed of...

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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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