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Providence House Inc

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

Mission: Providence House fights to end child abuse and neglect by protecting at-risk children, empowering families in crisis, and building safer communities for every child.

Results: Our results are clear. Last year: - Preservation: 98% of our children were reunified with their parent or guardian after an average stay of 20 days - Satisfaction: 78% of high risk parents who received intensive family support services felt their family stability increased - Compliance: 90% of our parents are fully compliant and complete our recommended case management, parent education, and visitation services - Success: A recent study shows that when parents complete our services their children are far less likely to be placed in foster care after they leave Providence House

Target demographics: children in emergency shelter when parents are temporarily unable to care for them due to crisis situations

Direct beneficiaries per year: 326 children from 166 families

Geographic areas served: Greater Cleveland Area

Programs: our Crisis Nursery- Crisis Intervention and Family Preservation Program. We Protect At-Risk Children - by providing for their physical, emotional, developmental, and educational needs o Free, voluntary (non-custodial) 24/7 emergency shelter and services to children, newborn - 10 years old who are at risk of abuse or neglect for up to 60 days. We Empower Families in Crisis – by offering respect, delivering education, connecting resources, and encouraging responsibility o Unique, individualized parent counseling, education, mentoring, family preservation and aftercare services We Build Safer Communities – by preventing tragedy, promoting prevention to end the cycle of abuse, and strengthening neighborhoods with healthy families o Collaborative partner with nearly 40 public and private service providers to link safety net services for family stability

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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.


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.

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.