I've been acquainted with Providence House for several years and am continually impressed with the high quality assistance they provide to families in need in Northeast Ohio. What started as a crisis care nursery has turned into a comprehensive program to keep children safe and families intact. Parents are given the skills they need to be successful parents, while their children are nurtured and loved in a caring environment. God bless Providence House for all it does for our children!
Providence House has a life changing impact on the children and family that are served. The group has a long history of facilitating widespread change by helping individual families in a personable, relational manner. The House’s targeted approach has a ripple effect throughout the entire community that cannot be quantified.
Providence House has been improving lives, and improving the community, for over 3 decades. By intervening for children when they are at their most vulnerable, Providence House fosters healthy, productive, contributing members of society who can go on to touch other people's lives in positive ways. Yes, you can count the number of children served at Providence House in a week, a month, a year, or a decade. But the impact on the individual, and the community, is an immeasurable positive.
Providence House helps children and parents/guardians from families in crisis across Cuyahoga County. While the parents can address problems in their own lives in order to better care for their children, the kids are happy, healthy, and loved at Providence House. Providence House works to minimally disrupt the child's life by ensuring they remain in their school and requiring regular supervised visits with the parent or parents. Providence House helps hundreds of children and families across Cuyahoga County live better, happier, and healthier lives.
Providence House has a strong and powerful history in the neighborhood of the Near West Side of Cleveland. It is a beacon of hope for children and families of the Greater Cleveland community who suffer the consequences of poverty. The care and concern for children is obvious to friends and volunteers who are dedicated to helping to make the lives of children better. Staff and volunteers are committed to insuring that families know and understand options available to them to provide a safe, healthy and a loving environment for their children.
Providence House has been an inspiration in the community for over the 20 years that I have lived back in Cleveland. They Provide a loving, clean and safe environment for the babies in our communit. What makes them exceptional is the re-unification rate they have with the child and their family. Giving care is half the battle, but, getting the families back together and on a positive course is what makes this organization so very special!
The minute I first walked in to the Providence House, I was touched by their mission to help children and families in crisis. I had heard of the Providence House, and the wonderful ways in which they help families, but once I walked in the door and met some of the children they were helping, I immediately wanted to help, too! It did not take very long to realize how passionate the staff is about their mission, and hard hard they work to accomplish that goal. Perhaps even more touching has been the people that I have met who have received services from the PH and came back to give because of what the PH meant to them during their crisis. The PH is a leader in their field, and in many ways trailblazing a path forward for the future of children and their families.
As a resident of Cuyahoga County, I am comforted that an organization such as Providence House exists to provide emergency shelter and care to children who are actively at risk for abuse and neglect due to family crisis. As a board member of Providence House, I am even more proud that I can work beside committed and dedicated people, whom want their community's children to always feel safe and secure. From the first day that I saw PH's awesome work, I became a believer. Now I work beside Providence House leadership to protect children, empower families, and build community.
The unique mission and purpose of Providence House was difficult for me to understand at first because I'd never seen or heard of a Crisis Nursery before. I thought to myself "well how is this different from Foster care?" It took one visit for me to understand. Seeing the kids in an environment that felt like home with caretakers they were comfortable with was honestly moving. Providence House is meeting the needs of a population and a community for which there are few alternatives. These are regular people who've sometimes just hit a rough patch. People who care about their children but recognize they need to get back up on their feet to adequately care for them. Not to mention the staff and volunteers are passionate about what they do and a pleasure to work with...always appreciative and outgoing. The more time I spend with this organization, the more time I WANT to spend here. I never thought I'd be this involved in a non-profit and yet I've joined the PHriends Group (a Young Professional's Associate board) and countless committees because it's the kind of place where you can see the impact you're making.
Providence House is a leader not only in their industry, but in the nonprofit field. Under strong leadership from the leadership team and the board, Providence House has built a solid, sustainable organization that communicates its role in the community strongly, works well with community partners, and takes on challenges. Providence House has served the Greater Northeast Ohio community for over 30 years and has continued to evolve as an organization that has a solid foundation for the future.