Provident Receives Grant from Jefferson Foundation for SOS Program

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Provident recently received a $66,000 grant from the Jefferson Foundation to support their partnership with the Jefferson County Health Department to provide SOS (Survivors of Suicide) groups for teens. Provident had already been coordinating an SOS group for adults in Jefferson County when they decided to expand the program. “Out of the adult group, it really came up that there … Read More

Provident Launches Teen SOS Group in Jefferson County

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Provident is proud to partner with the Jefferson County Health Department to launch a Survivors of Suicide (SOS) group for teens 14 to 18 years old in Jefferson County. The group is a peer-led support group for teens who have been impacted by suicide. It meets from 6:30-8 pm on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at St. … Read More

2019 Rooster Crawl Set for June 15

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The YP Board is planning their 4th Annual Rooster Crawl in Soulard on Saturday, June 15 from 2-7pm. The rooster symbolizes a wake-up call to starting conversations, building awareness and supporting the improvement of mental health in the St. Louis region. Since its inception in 2016, this event has raised nearly $7,000. This will fund 346 life changing and life-saving crisis hotline … Read More

Wash U Student News Promotes Partnership

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Washington University’s Student Life newspaper recently ran an article about the school’s partnership with Provident to provide mental health support after-hours. Habif Health and Wellness Center Director of Mental Health Services Thomas Brounk says the university chose to work with Provident because we were open to customizing our services and because of our expertise with local mental health resources. “I … Read More

YP Event Focuses on Opioid Crisis

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Provident’s Young Professionals recently hosted a panel discussion at the main branch of the St. Louis Public Library aimed at sharing information about the opioid crisis in Missouri, which takes nearly 1,000 lives each year. Panelists included Dr. Kanika Turner, a family medicine physician and Opioid STR/SOR consultant, and Dr. Rachel Winograd of Missouri Institute of Mental Health and UMSL. … Read More

Provident Board Profile: Ida Early

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Which talent would you most like to have?  Play the piano well What is the last book you read? Pachinko by Min Jin Lee What is your favorite quote or proverb? “It is better to travel hopefully than to arrive.” What do you like about being a part of Provident leadership?  Provident has a compelling mission, outstanding staff and is serving … Read More

Afterschool Program Meets in Jefferson City

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Students from Provident’s Afterschool program at St. Frances Cabrini were invited to participate in the Missouri After School Network’s first-ever Afterschool Advocacy Day. The event was held in Jefferson City on April 17 and allowed students and staff members to meet with state legislators to talk about the value and importance of afterschool programs, while networking with professionals from throughout the … Read More

Provident Is Now Known As Provident Behavioral Health

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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

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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

Feedback is Provident Changing, Saving Lives

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Provident recently completed its annual client survey, aimed at gaining insight into the effectiveness of our services. 96.4% of respondents said that they found Provident’s services to be helpful. Client quotes: “My therapist helped me grow as a man, father, and person. They help me make a plan for my future to keep me on a path to improvement. They … Read More