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2019 Top-Rated Nonprofit

Providence House, Inc.

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Child Abuse Prevention, Child Day Care, Children & Youth, Crime & Law, Domestic Violence, Family Violence Shelters, Homeless & Housing, Housing & Shelter

Mission: Providence House protects at-risk children and supports families through crisis, strengthening communities to end child abuse and neglect.

Results: Last year (FY 18-19): -98% of our children were successfully reunited with their parent or guardian. -65% of our highest-risk parents or guardians who received intensive family support services felt their family stability increased. -89% of parents or guardians were fully engaged in our recommended family preservation services. A 2016 long-term outcomes study conducted by Case Western Reserve University, published in Volume 61 of Children and Youth Services Review, affirmed our belief that our family preservation services have the greatest impact on our families' long-term stability and reduction of foster care placements following our services - 82% of children in the study did not enter foster care. An external evaluation completed by researchers from the Begun Center at Case Western Reserve University further proved the long-term effectiveness of our services by showing that Providence House clients are 73.4% more likely to be employed, 16.1% more likely to have their own house/apartment, and 33% more likely to have increased income after using our services.

Target demographics: children, aged newborn to twelve, whose families are experiencing a crisis.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 320 children from 162 families, plus 105 families who received basic need items and two cohorts of families through our Community Education and Resiliency Program

Geographic areas served: Greater Cleveland Area

Programs: -Our traditional Crisis Nursery, which offers emergency shelter and crisis care services for up to 20 children at a time. -Our Pediatric Crisis Nursery, which serves up to 10 children at a time who also have medical conditions. -Our Family Center, which hosts our family preservation services and includes areas for private onsite family visitation, parent education, case management, trauma services, and Aftercare support sessions. -Our Emergency Placement Program, in partnership with the Cuyahoga County Division of Children and Family Services (DCFS), which allows children in DCFS custody to benefit from the same shelter and care as children served through our traditional programming until a long-term placement can be identified. -Our Community Education and Resiliency Program, which brings our case management, parent education, trauma, and other prevention services to families in the community, giving them the tools to increase stability, build supportive relationships, and increase resiliency and parenting capacity.

Community Stories

29 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Angela L.7

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteer with this organization because I truly believe it makes a difference in the lives of families, children and in our city. They are looked at as a model for caring for individuals and you can see that through every level of he organization.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a volunteer I have an opportunity to see a child come to Providence House from beginning to leaving. Initially most children are unsure of themselves and quiet. During their time whether weeks or months, I see how they blossom. Routine, manners, sharing, meeting new people bring out the best in these wonderful children. Sleep schedule, being considerate of others, not leaving the table until all others are finished, cleaning up and of course the endless fun allow these children the security of place and routine. The attention and affection given by the staff astounds me. Everyone pays attention to the smallest needs with such energy. As they leave and bounce into Mom's arms again they are stronger more secure children and Mom smiles more confidently.

Board Member

Rating: 5

This organization is top notch - helping those in our community that need it most.

Donor

Rating: 5

Providence House deeply cares about the children and puts them as the priority above all else. They work to change lives while families are using their services and after so that they can help strengthen the community.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

PH provides unique and invaluable services to the community, without which hundreds of Cleveland families per year would dissolve and foster care enrollment would be even higher than it already is. To support their overall mission of taking care of children and families in their greatest hour of need, PH looks for volunteers and donors across the greater Cleveland area—and regularly finds an willing audience, inspired not only by the mission but also by dedication to it demonstrated by PH employees. Quite frankly, certain areas of Cleveland would look much different were it not for the services PH provides.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I've been involved with the young professional group, PHriends of Providence House, for over 4 years now and currently Chair this group. I have a passion for Providence House's mission to help end child abuse and neglect in the greater Cleveland community. Providence House is more than a place to keep kids safe, it's a place to provides hope and support for the most vulnerable members of our community. By helping stabilize families, we provide future stability for the region.

Board Member

Rating: 5

The dedication Providence House shows to families is like no other, from the care given to children of parents in crisis, to the support and respect shown to those parents as staff help them get the services they need. This is why the family reunification rate is 98%. I’ve never seen a more mission-driven and effective organization.

Donor

Rating: 5

A wonderful nonprofit that helps our local families and children of our community!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a supporter of Providence House since I first learned of their mission almost 20 years ago. I began volunteering about 5 years ago and am proud to be a part of an organization that cares for families. I have so much respect for the parents making some hard decisions in order to keep their children safe and for the staff that encourages the families by being supportive and nonjudgmental.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Providence House is a wonderful organization to be part, I am on their associate board. The House direct members are extremely on top of their roles, know their organization, and are great at bringing in outsiders like myself into the role of awareness spreading. As for the actually organization, the recognition and support from around the city of Cleveland is strong. The brand it self is just known as a very proud organization and what they do to save families and even lives of the children is excellent. Seen through their growth lately, the future of Providence House is going to be strong and this is all from the great efforts.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had the honor and privilege to volunteer at Providence House for many years. During that time, I have seen children thrive and grow under the care of the Providence House staff. Providence House has been consistent and true to their mission to protect children and support families in crisis and this is most significantly reflected in the commitment of the people who work there. The staff members are caring, selfless, responsible and focused. Providence House is a community of people who are dedicated to improving the lives of the people they serve.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering with Providence House for almost two years and could not be more proud to be a part of this organization. The work they do for the kids and family that use their services is incredible, and each worker and volunteer at Providence House truly cares about the work they are doing and the families they serve. Love the snuggles and playtime each week with the kiddos and giving back to an amazing community.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Providence House has an immediate impact on those that truly need it. They not only provide a safe space for children they allow parents to have peace of mind. It is a great organization that is truly a beacon of light in the community.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Volunteering at Providence House has been a very rewarding experience. I am humbled to be a part of their mission in supporting children and families in crisis in our community.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I absolutely love Providence House and all that they stand for. Such an incredible group of individuals. I love my role as a volunteer for PH!

Donor

Rating: 5

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!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

Walter3

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Their amazing facility makes an enormous difference in the lives of children throughout the Greater Cleveland area. Providence House works with other nonprofits and social service agencies to provide support for the families they serve.

1 Rob R.

Board Member

Rating: 5

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!

Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

Board Member

Rating: 5

For over 30 years Providence House has been providing an invaluable service to the children, families and community they serve. The team's outstanding care and dedication is seen everyday, but just as impressive is the their focus and drive to continuously improve the organization so that they can improve the lives of those they help. The team is driven by their mission of protecting children, empowering families and improving the community. Fulfilling that mission is seen through something as daunting as helping a parent cope with substance abuse to one of life's little pleasures like a birthday cake for a child that has never had one. Outstanding organization run by an outstanding staff and group of volunteers.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I became involved with Providence House back in 2009 as a member of their PHriends Group (Junior Board/Associate Board). My favorite part about being involved in this organization is seeing the kids. They are in excellent hands with the caregivers, who treat them as if they are their own!

Donor

Rating: 5

Providence House is an amazing organization that has been taking care of Cleveland's children for over 30 years. It has an unbelievable re-unification rate of 99%. They are leaders in their field and continue to grow each day.