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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

6 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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.

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.

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!