Meeting the physical and mental health needs of older adult women since 1930

A safe haven, a comforting place to call home

It started in June of 1930 when Mary Elizabeth Ryder convened a group of fellow St. Louisans to help women who had been hit hardest by the Great Depression, leaving them often homeless and without support.

Flash forward almost 90 years and the mission to provide the best possible care for some of our community's most vulnerable women continues. Today that means a safe, comfortable place to live where physical, mental and social needs are met with compassionate care.

The Mary Ryder Home and Provident Behavioral Health joined together in 2019 with a shared goal of delivering exceptional behavioral health services to those in our community who need it most.