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Causes: Human Services, Residential Care & Adult Day Programs

Mission: As people of providence, we reveal god's love for all, especially the poor and vulnerable, through our compassionate service. Provide housing for low income elderly and disabled persons in olympia, 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 59 units to low income elderly and disabled persons. During 2017 the occupancy rate was 98. 4%. 13 turnovers equals 22% turnover rate. Average days vacant was 26 totaling 335 vacancy days. There were 25,808 tenant days. Overview providence st. Francis 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, the building features 59 private apartments with all the comforts of home. Each apartment includes full kitchen amenities, 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. Nestled among the trees adjacent to providence st. Peter hospital in olympia, all of the apartments feature views of the park-like grounds, surrounding woods, and the community's large and productive raised garden beds. Metro bus service is available at the front entry, providing easy access to doctor's offices, banks, grocery stores and other local amenities. Providence places a high value in supporting individual residents and creating a vibrant community by providing a shared computer lab with internet access, gathering spaces for resident groups, and a wide variety of scheduled activities including educational and recreational programming. The service coordinator helps residents identify and access local resources and services and advocates for residents who need assistance. Providence st. Francis 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 st. Francis 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 st. Francis 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.

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