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By SuperUser Account on 12/1/2014 12:55 PM
On November 26th, Steve Sullivan, our Executive Director, was interviewed by David Greene from NPR regarding his views on the Ferguson situation.  Steve's primary message is that our community needs to engage in the uncomfortable conversations to fully understand the other side.  Click here
By SuperUser Account on 11/17/2014 11:29 AM
Churches throughout North St. Louis County and north St. Louis have formed a coalition to assist  students in the Ferguson-Florissant and Riverview Gardens School Districts in the event the districts cancel classes due to safety or other concerns related to community reaction to the impending announcement by the St. Louis County grand jury.  Provident will be available at the churches to provide counseling to students who need emotional support during this time.
 
The churches, which were selected by the districts based on location to provide maximum coverage of each school district’s attendance area and facility resources, pledged to serve as sites for meals, educational activities and counseling services between the hours of 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. for children and families in the event the schools are closed.
 
“Our hope is that reaction to the grand jury’s findings will be peaceful and will not disrupt the lives and education of our students, families and community,” said F. Willis Johnson, pastor of Wellspring Church in Ferguson. “That being said, it is important that we are prepared and that we ensure that the children and families of our community receive needed support in the event that schools are closed.” http://www.ksdk.com/story/news/l

 Visit this link to view KSDK's coverage of the announcement on November 14th, 2014.

For individual or family counseling at our Ferguson Office, 409 South Florissant Road, Ferguson, MO 63135, please contact our first appointment line at 314.533.8200.  If you need immediate support, contact our Helpline to receive crisis counseling over the phone ... 314.446.5158.  Also, click here to view a document that Provident therapists compiled regarding how to deal with trauma.

    
            
     
   

        

     

        
By SuperUser Account on 9/19/2014 12:56 PM
Provident is pleased to present our 2014 Mental Health Symposium - "Embracing a Commitment to
High Impact Human Services," sponsored by: SSM Behavioral Health Services, SSM St. Mary's Health Center and CenterPointe Hospital. The Symposium will be held on November 18, 2014 from 8:30 am to 5 pm at SSM St. Mary's Health Center, 6420 Clayton Road, Richmond Heights.

Come and learn from our national speaker, Susan Dreyfus, President and CEO for the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities. Attendees will leave with a framework for Commitments of High Impact Human Services plus you will hear case studies presented on three commitments: Measuring that Matters, Engaging all Voices, and Partnering with Purpose.  The symposium is interactive with small and large group discussions.  Breakfast and lunch provided..  Local Speakers include:
By SuperUser Account on 9/11/2014 2:47 PM
September 11th floods us with memories and emotion as we remember that dramatic day in 2001. And we took that day to remember loved ones lost by suicide and to learn how we can save lives by raising our awareness and taking action.  Our Suicide Prevention Day brought us together with excellent presenters, stories and training. 
By SuperUser Account on 9/2/2014 12:04 PM
You're invited to Suicide Prevention Day on Thursday, September 11th from 8:30 am - 2 pm at Temple Emanuel, 12166 Conway Road, St. Louis, MO 63141.  Keynote speakers include Monica Matthieu, PhD, Saint Louis University and Karen Lawrence, PhD, Brown School of Social Work.  Also included are Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) training and Crisis Reponse Team and Survivors of Suicide panel discussions.  The event is free and lunch is included. To RSVP,
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
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