Mission: As people of providence, we reveal god's love for all, especially the poor and vulnerable, through our compassionate service. Housing for low income elderly and physically disabled persons in centralia, wa.
Programs: See schedule o. Providence st. Joseph health systemon july 1, 2016, providence health & services (phs) and st. Joseph health system (sjhs) entered into a business combination agreement. By coming together, providence st. Joseph health seeks to better serve its communities through greater patient affordability, outstanding clinical care, improvements to the patient experience and introduction of new services where they are needed most. Together, our caregivers serve in 50 hospitals, 829 clinics across alaska, california, montana, new mexico, oregon, texas and washington. The founders of both organizations were courageous women ahead of their time. The sisters of providence and the sisters of st. Joseph of orange brought health care and other social services to the american west when it was still a rugged, untamed frontier. Now, as we face a different landscape a changing health care environment we draw upon their pioneering and compassionate spirit to plan for the next century of health care. Providence health & servicesin 1856, mother joseph and four sisters of providence established hospitals, schools and orphanages across the northwest. Over the years, other catholic sisters transferred sponsorship of their ministries to providence, including the little company of mary, dominicans and charity of leavenworth. Recently, swedish health services, kadlec regional medical center and pacific medical centers have joined providence as secular partners with a common commitment to serving all members of the community. Today, providence serves alaska, california, montana, oregon and washington. St. Joseph health systemin 1912, a small group of sisters of st. Joseph landed on the rugged shores of eureka, california to provide education and health care. They later established roots in orange, california, and expanded to serve southern california, northern california and texas. The health system established many key partnerships, including a merger between lubbock methodist hospital system and st. Mary hospital to form covenant health in lubbock texas. Recently, an affiliation was established with hoag health to increase access to services in orange county, california. Program service accomplishmentsprovide subsidized housing with 20 apartments to low income persons aged 62 and older. During 2017, providence blanchet house saw an occupancy rate of 99. 2%, 62 total vacancy days, turned 3 units for a unit turnover rate at 15%. There were 7,270 tenant days. Overviewprovidence blanchet house is a high-quality, supportive housing program sponsored, owned and managed by providence health & services. Designed and built especially for low-income seniors aged 62 and older, 20 private apartments afford all the comforts of home including full kitchen amenities with a dining area, a private bathroom with tub or walk-in shower, built-in storage and an open floor plan. Shared laundry facilities and welcoming community spaces are available to all residents. Located in centralia, washington, providence blanchet house is nestled among trees and meticulously kept grounds with views of the chehalis river. Public transportation provides easy access to local doctors' offices, banks, grocery stores, churches and entertainment. Providence places a high value in supporting individual residents and creating a vibrant community by providing raised garden beds, a computer lab with internet access, gathering spaces for resident groups, and a variety of scheduled activities including educational and recreational programming. A service coordinator can help residents identify and access local resources and services, and advocates for residents who require assistance. Providence blanchet house receives an operating subsidy from the united states department of housing and urban development (hud). Hud requirements state that applicants for housing at providence blanchet house must be at least 62 years of age at the time of application and their annual income cannot exceed 50% of the area median income. Residents pay approximately 30% of their monthly income toward their rent and utilities. Providence blanchet house provides equal housing opportunities for all prospective tenants regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, parental/family status, marital status, age, ancestry, sexual orientation, creed, political ideology, gender identity or membership in any other class of persons. Our core values - dignity, compassion, justice, excellence and integrityprovidence cares - the people of providence are called to a mission of service. Our lifework is to provide excellent care for everyone, at all stages of life. This has been the providence mission since the sisters of providence arrived on the shores of the columbia river in 1856, committed to the care and well-being of the poor and vulnerable frontier neighborhoods.