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The Second Annual Spirit of Provident Gala was held on Saturday, February 11, 2017.  We were honored to recognize Carol and Ambassador George (Bert) Walker III as our Spirit of Provident awardees.  They have been committed to improving the quality of life for the citizens of our region for many years.  Our keynote speaker was Darryl Strawberry, former professional baseball player, author, and pastor, who overcame many challenges in life, including drug addiction and mental illness.

Our inaugural Spirit of Provident Annual Gala was held on Friday, February 26, 2016.  It was an awe-inspiring event with a very positive energy flowing among the attendees.  We had close to 350 guests with a skillful Master of Ceremonies, Dan Gray along with our ED, Steve Sullivan, steer the program for the evening.  Charlie Box, our dedicated volunteer for over 21 years, was awarded the Jackie Kaiser Volunteer Award and both Risa Zwerling and Mark Wrighton were honored to be the first recipients of the Spirit of Provident Award for their work improving the quality of life in our region.  Our keynote speaker was Kevin Hines, a miraculous survivor from a suicidal jump from the Golden Gate Bridge.  He now tells his story about his mental health journey and how he stays alive and well, despite having bipolar disorder.  All in all the content was captivating!  To see photos from the event, click here.

On Saturday, July 9th we held our fourth Annual Rooster Run.  Fredbird was there along with our mascot, Rudy the Rooster.  Following the race, runners enjoyed sport waffles, chock full of 15 grams of protein. All proceeds benefited our 24/7 crisis hotline, counseling services and community support programs.   Take a peek at our photos!
If you'd like to volunteer to assist us with our events, please contact Maggie Bauer at mbauer@providentstl.org.  We'd love to have the help!

Life Crisis Services (LCS) Needs Volunteers!

If you know definitively that you want to become a  Life Crisis volunteer, please fill out this application and email it back to our Volunteer & Practicum Coordinator at recruitment@providentstl.org along with a cover letter and a resume.  Our next training sessions are May 19, 20, 21 and May 26, 27, 28 at our midtown location, 2650 Olive, St. Louis, MO 63103.  All sessions are mandatory and run from 9 am to 5 pm. For more information or clarification, contact Amy Hrad at 314-446-2857 or ahrad@providentstl.org.

Thank you so much for your interest!  Life Crisis volunteers truly save lives on a daily basis.

  •     At least 18 years old
  •     Strong communication skills
  •     Ability to distinguish one’s own beliefs and values from those of the caller
  •     Accept supervision and develop appropriate working relationships
  •     Successfully complete 68-hour agency training program

  • The Crisis Worker provides immediate telephonic response to help callers that are in a crisis and refers persons with a need to appropriate community resources.
  • LCS crisis workers (as a group) answer over 80 calls a day from people who are struggling with suicide, grief, depression, work, children, parents, alcohol, drugs, sexual issues, gambling, anger, abuse, health, money, other life challenges.
  • Minimum of one 3-hour shift per week

Hotline Training:
  •     68-hour commitment
  •     Certified by the American Association of Suicidology
  •     Mandatory
  •     Offered a variety of times and dates throughout the year
  •     Training will prepare you for the most difficult of hotline calls


The staff at LCS wants to ensure you are confident and prepared when working the crisis hotline.  Because we value your dedication and success, a qualified Life Crisis staff  member will provide support and supervision throughout your work on the hotline.


Provident’s Life Crisis Services
2650 Olive Street
St. Louis, MO 63103

After School Volunteer Opportunities

If you have a special interest that you think our after school elementary students would enjoy, please contact Lakesha Robinson at lrobinson@providentstl.org.  We love to provide our students with enrichment activities that broaden their horizons.  Special activities have included: poetry workshops, karate classes, dancing, drumline club and cooking. We welcome community engagement.

To volunteer for any of the above areas - Special Events, Life Crisis or After School, simply complete this form.  Thanks!

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