Spirit of Provident Gala Exceeds Goals, Raises Awareness


Thanks to all who made the 2018 Spirit of Provident Gala was a wonderful success! This year we whittled expenses through great volunteer assistance, welcomed 20% more guests than in 2017, and exceeded our fundraising goal by more than $50,000. This was possible because of the generosity of our friends – board, staff, community – who came together to support … Read More

Kevin Drollinger and Jane Smith Testify for SB 846

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Provident CEO Kevin Drollinger and Director of Life Crisis Services Jane Smith testified before the Missouri Senate on February 14 to help promote the passage of SB 846. The bill would require suicide prevention training for all mental health professionals in Missouri. Provident currently receives many calls each year from people within the industry seeking advice on how to deal … Read More

Afterschool Program Celebrates Black History Month, Presents Hidden Figures Awards 


Provident’s Afterschool program celebrated Black History Month with great programming and community outreach! Our team partnered with ARCHS, Hopewell Center, SLPS, and Children’s Division to present the first-ever Hidden Figures Awards, which honored community supporters who may not spend much time in the spotlight. The event was held on February 21 at Ashland Elementary and honored nine community advocates: Tony … Read More

Updated, Expanded Crisis Center Opens at Provident


February 23 was a big day at Provident as we celebrated the remodeled, expanded Alexander Barker Permutt Crisis Center. This new space within Provident’s downtown St. Louis office allows for an increased number of trained volunteers who can answer the call all day, every day from anyone who is in crisis. The ribbon cutting event, hosted by KMOX’s Tom Ackerman, … Read More