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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Child Day Care, Children & Youth, Christianity, Family Services, Religion

Mission:

Providence Connections, a ministry of the Sisters of Divine Providence, strengthens families and enriches lives

Target demographics: in strengthening families and enriching lives

Direct beneficiaries per year: nearly 400 children and their families

Geographic areas served: North Side of Pittsburgh and neighboring towns

Programs: Providence Family Support Center Programs Child Care (6 wks to 5 yrs) 80 children; Before and After School (5 to 11 yrs) 40 children; Summer Camp (5 to 12 yrs) 50 - 55 children; Parent Programming - A program consisting of classes and events is offered to parents; Family Programming - Families gather at the center five to six times/year to share a meal and enjoy one another's company and recreational activities. Families celebrate the major holidays at the center; Home Visiting - Child Development Specialists visit the homes of families in need to instruct parent(s), encourage and support them in a variety of ways

Community Stories

12 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

As a new mother, I was tremendously picky when I started looking for child care options. I toured many facilities, but Providence was by far my first choice. I was immediately comfortable with the staff, and the atmosphere at Providence is unparalleled. The family services they offer outside of child care are extensive and I hope to take advantage of them as my family grows. I truly feel that Providence has a very positive effect on my child's development and I feel comfortable and confident going to work every day knowing that he has such outstanding care. I would highly recommend this organization to anyone.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a volunteer at Providence Connection. Everyone in Pittsburgh neds to stop in an visit. From the moment you enter the building you can feel the love and compassion. The entire staff glows with friendliness. THe children seem very happy at Providence. It's great place to be!!!!

Previous Stories

Board Member

Rating: 5

I am a Board Member of Providence Connections and would like to commend the entire staff for their energy and dedication to the children . Providence Connections is located in a very poor area of the North Side of Pittsburgh. The center provides an outstanding service in child care, a summer camp and a before and after school program for the children and theri families. At last count they serviced over 700 adults and children of this area.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter was a participant in the Providence Summer Camp in 2010 and I have enrolled her again for this summer,2011. What an AMAZING experience she had! Activities included Swimming, Dance, Science, Art, Literacy and Computers. Tiffini, the Camp Coordinator has a real love for children guiding them to learn while having fun. Weekly field trips included local venues and hands on outdoor activities including fishing, kayaking (in a 3 foot lake) and hiking.
The diversity of the children was a plus as she learned a respect for our world and each other. The service learning component allowed her to begin to "give back" in small ways.

Donor

Rating: 5

Providence Connections has been a shining light on the North Side since 1994. I’ve watched PC grow and expand its services to meet the needs of the families in the area. They live up to their mission of “strengthening families and enriching lives. This is an organization I am proud to be associated with.
Mary Jane Beatty

Donor

Rating: 5

My Husband and I are donors to Providence Connections because we are very impressed with their Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy.
Their work with needy children and their families is an admirable service to the residents of the surrounding communities
Their loving care for the people they work with is obvious and invaluable.
We are proud to help Providence Connections when we can!
Dr. and Mrs. Arthur C. Bittner

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been involved with Providence Connections for several years, as their Marketing Specialist. My association with Providence has become my ministry, because Providence is filled with unending love and support for every family and child that walks through their doors. Providence strengthens children by teaching them skill development that is crucial for their academic & social success. Providence is a place where family milestones are reached everyday. The staff & administration is committed to helping our families develop into self-sufficient and productive members of society. I am proud that Providence Connections is such an important cornerstone in the City of Pittsburgh. God Bless.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been involved with Providence Connections since 1996 and find that it has helped more families and their children grow into healthy and productive families.
Without Providence Connections many of these families of single moms and their children might have not been able to grow into the beautiful productive families that they now are.
Providence Connections is a "life-saver" for many.
Being on the Board of Directors is a privilege and a blessing. I believe in its Mission - to strengthen families and enrich lives. I see this being lived out in many and wonderul ways.
Kudos to the staff and volunteers. They are doing a marvelous ministry for the North Side of Pittsburgh.

Holly P.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been involved with Providence Connections for almost 10 years as an enrolled family, volunteer and Parent Council member. I have seen the amazing work they do with the children and have felt first hand how they reach out to the families in times of need. They offer evening Enrichment Programming (with childcare), Family Unity Nights, Holiday Family Celebrations and so much more some how all at no expense to the struggling families. It is amazing... I have not found any other place that has come close to doing what they do and making such an inpact on the community as they do. I am proud to have a relationship with Providence Connections.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Providence Connections has as its mission, "strengthening families and enriching lives." I am not aware of any agency in which the staff are so wholeheartedly dedicated to working with families, many times needy families, and helping them to grow. Their loving care of infants and toddlers, their education of pre-schoolers, their involvement of after school youth in programs and activities which make them better people, their love, care, concern and support of families all of these services would be hard to surpass. I believe and know from experience that Providence Connections does an outstanding job of working with individuals and families to strengthen them and grow to their full potential.

Donor

Rating: 5

Providence Connections is a wonderful organization that meets the needs of so many families on Pittsburgh's North Side. The staff and leadership of Providence Connections truly care about the well being of the families they serve.