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

Post-Dispatch Article on New 988 Hotline

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  Provident therapist Jai Wilson was featured in an article about the success of the 988 Crisis Hotline in the January 3 edition of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Jai supervises the crisis service line. The article details the history of how the national hotline was developed and funded but also delves into the impact of its launch in Missouri. The … Read More

Board Profile: Tom Ackerman


Tom Ackerman is a member of Provident’s Board of Directors. He is the sports director for KMOX radio. Which talent would you most like to have? I’m relearning how to play the piano. I played it when I was a kid. Guitar would be great, as well. I love music and having the talent to perform on stage would be … Read More

A Few Seconds of Serenity


 Instead of focusing on what we’re missing right now, Provident challenges you to take a look at what we DO have to enjoy. Spring is blooming, we’re able to remotely connect with friends and family more easily than any time in human history, and we’ve been given an unprecedented opportunity to slow down and focus on what really matters … Read More

2020 Gala Breaks Records


Record-setting attendance and fundraising helped the 2020 Spirit of Provident Gala become our most successful event ever! The more than 520 people who joined us at the Ritz-Carlton St. Louis on February 8 gave over $450,000 to support our work. We honored past board president Larry Thomas with the Spirit of Provident Award, members of the Mary Ryder Home choir performed, and … Read More

Provident Chosen as Top Workplace


For the second year in a row, Provident was chosen as one of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s Top Work Places. Each year, a select group of businesses, nonprofits, and organizations throughout the region are chosen for this list based on the results of anonymous employee surveys that a focus on employee wellness and job satisfaction. We’re honored to again be … Read More

2019 Gala… Oh What a Night!


Thank you to everyone who attended the 2019 Spirit of Provident Gala. We exceeded both our attendance and fundraising goals while celebrating all the extraordinary work our Provident team does. View our gala video below.