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By SuperUser Account on 5/13/2015 8:52 AM
May is Mental Health Awareness Month and Fox2 News interviewed Jane Smith, our Crisis Counselor, about the importance of mental health.  Jane spoke about reducing the stigma of mental illness and available resources for individuals in the St. Louis area.  Click here to hear her complete interview.



With one in five adult Americans experiencing mental illness in the past year,
By SuperUser Account on 4/29/2015 9:29 AM
May 5th was a great day for our entire community!  The spirit of giving is strong in St. Louis. Give Stl Day raised over $2,073,104 with a total of 20,260 gifts.  That's awesome!

Provident raised $5,655 with over 70 gifts.  Thanks so much for your generosity!  We appreciate each and every one.

Give STL Day is a 24-hour online giving event sponsored by the Greater St. Louis Community Foundation.
By SuperUser Account on 4/10/2015 2:12 PM
Shoppers came out of the woodwork to support Provident and our services.  Close to 130 attended to enjoy the historical atmosphere of the Kirkwood Train Station, savor adult beverages and light appetizers and peruse the wonderful treasures of locat artisans.  Artisans included:  Patty Carnahan Jewelry, Magnolia's European Florals & Specialty Boutique, Mary Hanson painter, sammysoap and Billy the Ceramist, Functional Pottery.   We're also grateful for the generous donations of locat retailers including:
By SuperUser Account on 4/10/2015 2:08 PM
Provident is excited to once again participate in Give STL Day on Tuesday, May 5.
Sponsored by the Greater Saint Louis Community Foundation, Give STL Day is a 24-hour online giving event that allows community members to support participating nonprofits.  It’s one day with lasting local impact!
By SuperUser Account on 3/30/2015 7:59 AM
As part of Provident’s ongoing commitment to community services, the agency is expanding its efforts in North St. Louis County, opening a second location in conjunction with The Urban League of Greater St. Louis, which is opening the Ferguson Community Empowerment Center.


By SuperUser Account on 2/19/2015 4:07 PM
Provident is hosting Sip, Savor & SHOP on April 16th, 6:30 pm - 9 pm at the historic Kirkwood Train Station. Enjoy adult beverages, edibles and shop for distinctive treasures.  A portion of all sales are donated to Provident's mental health counseling, suicide prevention and community outreach services.  Ten dollar donation at the door is appreciated.  To RSVP, click here.
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. 
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