$1.6 million gift from United Way of Greater St. Louis

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Provident was thankful to receive an incredible $1.6 million gift from United Way of Greater St. Louis. Their generosity demonstrates their commitment to our mission and confidence in our ability to build brighter futures through exceptional behavioral health services, especially for those with the greatest need.

New Partnerships Make Behavioral Health Care Convenient for Older Adults at Lutheran Senior Services, Covenant Place at The Mirowitz Center Properties

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Provident is pleased to announce two new partnerships with older adult living providers: Lutheran Senior Services (LSS) and the Covenant Place at The Mirowitz Center community on the Millstone Campus in Creve Coeur. Clinician Nikki Adams is embedded two days per week at LSS properties and three days per week at Covenant Place. Both communities serve low-income older adults. Nikki … Read More

Embedded School-Based Intervention Specialist Normalizing Mental Health Care in University City School

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Provident is pleased to welcome Sam Guthrie to our team as a school-based Behavioral Health Intervention Specialist. Sam is a former juvenile officer who is now embedded at Brittany Woods Middle School in University City, giving students a non-therapeutic, safe space to share their feelings and coordinate additional services as needed. Sam served fifteen students in his first month on … Read More

LaTanya Mackey Interviewed by McGraw Milhaven on KTRS


Provident’s Associate Director of Counseling LaTanya Mackey recently spoke with McGraw Milhaven on The Big 550 KTRS about all the services our organization provides.  “There is a push in our community – and even nation-wide and world-wide – to discuss mental health. We see everything from someone who’s nervous to starting a new job to someone who’s lost their partner. Those are pretty … Read More

Barbara Abbett Honored With  Provident Behavioral Health’s First Legacy Award


Recognized for 20 years of volunteer services, embodying “systematic benevolence” At Provident Behavioral Health, Barbara Abbett has been board chair, board member, interim executive director, Development Committee chair, Strategic Planning Committee member, and co-chair of the Advisory Committee.  Now she is also the agency’s first-ever Legacy Award recipient. “Barb began sharing her time and talent with Provident over 20 years … Read More

Jai Wilson Shares Insights on Suicide Prevention with KTRS


Provident’s Associate Director of Clinical Services Jai Wilson was interviewed by Jennifer Blome on KTRS as part of the station’s coverage following the suicide of a Ferguson mother, who also ended the lives of her four children. There are a lot of warning signs to look for,” said Wilson, before sharing insights like looking for behavior changes, withdrawing from social … Read More

Provident Gala 2024 Raises Over Half Million Dollars!

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Thank you to our 550+ donors and friends who joined us on February 3 for the 2024 Spirit of Provident Gala! It was an amazing night of sharing the message of how Provident is changing lives and saving lives, 24/7, through exception behavioral health services. Click below to watch our gala video. You can also view and share via Provident’s … Read More

Provident Launches New TeleHope Program for Older Adults

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Provident’s newest program, TeleHope, was recently launched to serve adults over age 55 who are experiencing social isolation, depression, anxiety, or thoughts of suicide. The program is for residents of St. Louis City and there is no cost associated for participants. “Participants will receive regular phone calls from a Provident team member a few times a week, helping them feel … Read More

Meet Gabriel Ward, Provident’s New Human Resources Champion

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Please welcome Gabriel Ward, Provident’s new Human Resources Champion. Gabriel is a native of Collinsville and spent several years as a non-commissioned officer and Human Resources Specialist and Recruiter in the United States Army. He then worked in corporate human resources. In one position, he built an HR department from the ground up. We asked Gabriel to share insights on … Read More