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By SuperUser Account on 8/22/2014 11:24 AM

We are all aware of the startling events in Ferguson, starting with the death of Michael Brown on August 9.  Since that time, the Ferguson community has experienced an emotional roller coaster of sadness, anger, fright, uncertainty and sustained stress.  Over the past two weeks, Provident has been in the middle of this wounded community.  We have provided community outreach and resource information to nonprofit agencies, schools and faith-based organizations.  Our 24/7 crisis hotline has been ringing off the hook, providing round-the-clock support. 

This is the tip of the iceberg. 

By SuperUser Account on 8/13/2014 3:02 PM
Our counseling office in Ferguson at 409 South Florissant Road is ready to help those in need during these times of unrest.  For youth under the age of 20 who reside in St. Louis County, there are no out of pocket expenses, thanks to a grant from the Children's Service Fund.

To schedule an appointment, please contact our Office at 314.533.8200. 
By SuperUser Account on 8/11/2014 10:08 AM
It is with a heavy heart that I send this message.  As you have seen from the news over the weekend, there was a fatal shooting, involving a young man, Michael Brown and a Ferguson Police Officer on Saturday afternoon in Ferguson. Michael, 18 years old, was shot several times by a police officer and died. The police officer has been suspended, and an investigation is ongoing.  In the aftermath of this tragedy, there has been looting and riots throughout Ferguson  and North county.  

As many of you know, I was raised in North County. 
By SuperUser Account on 7/25/2014 12:53 PM
Our Executive Director, Steve Sullivan, shared some details with Chris King, St. Louis American's managing editor, about his life and his journey to becoming Provident's new ED. His path from a large corporate organization to a relatively small nonprofit entailed  a life-changing decision, influenced by his passion for civil rights.  Click here for details about his journey and Provident's mission ...
By SuperUser Account on 7/17/2014 8:27 AM
Pat Harkins is a Survivor of Suicide.  Her son, Alex, died by suicide in 2009.  After much counseling and support groups, she has devoted herself to raising awareness about suicide and helping others recover.  Here she shares her story with Nichole Berlie from KSDK.  This Saturday, July 19th, Provident will be hosting our Annual Rooster Run
By SuperUser Account on 6/26/2014 8:23 AM
Technically I am a “survivor of suicide” but that title does not define me nor serve my mission.
I am a daughter who loves and misses her father.  I am a mother who wishes her son could know his grandpa. I watched mental illness destroy a person I love and I want to let people know their life is meaningful and that a brighter future is possible.
By SuperUser Account on 6/11/2014 10:22 AM
Help Provident wake up the St. Louis community to the importance of suicide prevention and mental health services. Gather your family and friends on July 19 for the Provident Rooster Run Presented by Emerson! Register to run, walk and volunteer.
By SuperUser Account on 5/21/2014 8:24 AM
As we acknowledge Mental Health Awareness Month (May), we realize there's so much territory to cover to understand mental illness, to raise awareness and really begin to understand the depths of what it means and how to help.  The following video link - http://youtu.be/IgugsvR6pxM - is a glimpse into five survivors' stories of loss.  Their willingness to share so that they might be able to help others is a testament to their strength and courage.  Provident's weekly Survivors of Suicide support groups in Creve Coeur and St. Charles
By SuperUser Account on 4/28/2014 11:26 AM
We want to THANK all our generous donors for helping us support our clients to a brighter future!  Your gifts will contribute to our mental health counseling, suicide prevention and community outreach.  We received over 78 gifts totaling $6945. We also want to thank the Greater St. Louis Community Foundation for all their work to promote GiveSTLDay!
By SuperUser Account on 4/16/2014 2:10 PM
Are you a young professional under the age of 40 looking to get involved and give back? The Provident Young Friends Advisory Board needs leaders to advocate and raise support for the agency. If interested in learning more,
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