Your legacy will save lives

You can help people receive the mental health care they need by supporting Provident Behavioral Health, the most comprehensive mental health care provider based in St. Louis, serving thousands of people locally and tens of thousands of people nationally. If you are one of the many people who care deeply about mental illness, please consider creating a lasting legacy to address this important need.

How can I support Provident’s mission?

To create your legacy, please consider making a planned gift to Provident. It is easy to do – just name Provident as a beneficiary to one or more of your accounts or add a provision in your estate planning documents and let us know so that we can recognize you in the Yeatman Legacy Society, a group of individuals dedicated to saving and changing lives into perpetuity.

Here are some examples:

  • Name Provident Behavioral Health as a beneficiary of your financial accounts, Traditional IRAs, Roth IRAs 401(k) or 403(b) retirement accounts or investment accounts.
  • Name Provident Behavioral Health as a beneficiary in your will or revocable living trust. If you do not have a will, you can create one for free at
  • Name Provident Behavioral Health as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy.
  • Name Provident Behavioral Health in a charitable remainder trust or charitable gift annuity

Contact Julie McDowell at to discuss a legacy gift.

Contact us at to discuss customized giving options.

“My wife Barbara and I have been long time supporters of Provident Behavioral Health by making both annual donations and by including a legacy gift provision for Provident in each of our estate plans. We give because Provident offers each client a unique set of mental health services that not only focuses on helping them address their current challenges, but also provides them a suite of supporting services that enables them to attain the skills and confidence they need to gain control over their lives, and become independent, self-reliant, and productive members of our society again.” 

Provident Behavioral Health and Mary Ryder Home joined in 2019. Though they operate as one agency, both have maintained their 501(c)(3) status and tax id’s, listed below. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by the law. Provident verifies that, in return for your gift, you received no goods or services.
Provident tax id 43-0652630
MRH tax id 43-0758611