Provident Is Now Known As Provident Behavioral Health


April 2019 (St. Louis, MO) – Provident, a nonprofit organization with a 159-year history of service to the St. Louis region, is pleased to announce they will now be known as Provident Behavioral Health. The change is a major part of an ongoing strategic planning process that included the adoption of a new mission statement in early 2018: Building brighter … Read More

How To Save a Life MCCA Blog Post


Kevin Drollinger was recently asked to submit a blog post about suicide prevention for the Missouri Coaltion of Children’s Agencies website . “This came at a very fortuitous time, right when we launched our free online training course that teaches professionals how to assess and address the needs of those in crisis,” said Drollinger. The Missouri Coalition of Children’s Agencies (MCCA) advocates … Read More

Provident Offers 24/7 Support to Students


Provident is pleased to announce that we have formed a new partnership with Washington University in St. Louis. We are teaming up to provide mental health access to students through an after-hours helpline. Students are currently offered physical and mental health support through the Habif Health and Wellness Center, located on the Danforth Campus. The partnership will ensure students have a … Read More

On Our YouTube Channel: 2019 Gala Video


One of the most memorable parts of our annual gala is the video Provident creates to tell the story of our work. This year’s video centered on the personal story of Pat Harkins and the help she has received as part of Provident’s Survivors of Suicide support group.

Board Profile: Sanford Scott


Which talent would you most like to have?  Managing human resources—attracting, training and retaining successful talent. What is the last book you read?  The House of Morgan (An American Banking Dynasty and the Rise of Modern Finance) by Ron Chernow What is your favorite quote or proverb?   “It is not about working harder. It is about working smarter.” What do you like … Read More

KMOX Interview: Mental Health on Campus


KMOX Journalist Megan Lynch interviewed Provident Director of Clinical Services Lindsay Jeffries about the organization’s new partnership with Washington University. Click here to listen.

Provident and Washington University Partner to Provide 24-Hour Mental Health Access to Students


Announcing the Habif Health and Wellness Center After Hours Helpline Provident, a mental healthcare organization with a 159 year history, is pleased to announce that they have formed a new partnership with Washington University in St. Louis. The two organizations, both based in St. Louis, are teaming up to provide mental health access to students through an after-hours helpline. “Provident’s … Read More

New YP Board Officers


The YP Board elected new officers in January: Anne Elliott Fundraising Co-Chair James Mueller Fundraising Co-Chair Parker Brogdon Community Outreach Chair Sophie Haven Board Development Chair Phil Horn Advocacy Chair The purpose of the Provident Young Professionals Advisory Board is to engage and support a new generation of community leaders through service and advocacy. The Board will promote Provident’s mission and serve … Read More

Gail Sharpe Steps Into Afterschool Leadership


Provident is pleased to announce that Gail Sharpe has been promoted to Program Director for Afterschool. Gail has been a leader in the department for two years and will now oversee all day-to-day operations as well as create the vision for how the program will evolve to meet the children’s needs. “I love that I get to work with all … 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.