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

Meet the Team: Christine Reynolds


Christine Reynolds, a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with experience in child, adolescent, adult, and geriatric care, has joined Provident Behavioral Health as part of our Psychiatric Services team. Christine has worked with some of the top mental health providers in the region and chose to bring her talents to Provident so she can serve people of all ages, no … Read More

On Our YouTube Channel: 2020 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 shared the stories of four people who’s lives were changed or saved by working with Provident’s team.

Afterschool Adds Two Locations

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Provident’s Afterschool program added two additional sites to their program after ARCHS, Provident’s funding partner, requested the expansion. The new schools equal a 20% increase, serving 108 additional children in the program. The Afterschool team also received national recognition as part of the 2019 Design for Change USA competition for their anti-bullying project.

New Walk-In Behavioral Health Access Center Exceeds Expectations

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Provident’s new Access Center opened in fall 2019 to provide walk-in appointments. It exceeded all expectations during what was supposed to be a ramp-up phase. “The early success of the Access Center shows what a demand there is for the life-saving services Provident provides. It took vision and teamwork to make this happen; we should all feel extremely proud of … Read More

Provident Provides 24 Hour Mental Health Support to Wash U Students

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In March, Provident announced a new partnership with Washington University in St. Louis to provide mental health access to students through an after-hours helpline Washington University students are currently offered physical and mental health support through the Habif Health and Wellness Center, located on the Danforth Campus. The partnership with Provident ensures students have a continuous source of mental health … Read More

Online Suicide Prevention Course Educates 200+

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Provident launched an online training course for Suicide Prevention in response to the State of Missouri’s requirement for those in the medical and mental health fields to educate themselves on best practices for helping those at risk. Over 200 people completed the four-part course and received certification through the Provident website in 2019. This has the potential to save hundreds of … Read More

Provident Receives Grant to Triple Counseling Staff In Jefferson County

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Provident received a three-year grant from the Jefferson Foundation to triple the number of therapists serving the area. “The combination of funding from the Foundation and a partnership with the Jefferson County Health Department is what made this opportunity possible,” said Kevin Drollinger. Provident first began serving Jefferson County in the summer of 2018 after an assessment by the Foundation … Read More

Coping with Winter Depression during the Holiday Season

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It’s a joyous holiday season, but when the hustle and bustle of December is over, the darkness for some really sets in. For those who suffer from winter depression, known as Seasonal Affective Disorder or “SAD,” mid-winter is especially hard.  Click here to view FOX2 News story about Winter Depression. The most difficult months for people with Seasonal Affective Disorder … Read More

Partnership with Mary Ryder Home Expands Mental Health Services to Seniors

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On October 1, Provident and Mary Ryder Home joined their agencies because, working together, we increase our capacity to fulfill a shared mission of providing exceptional behavioral health services to those in our community who need it most. Sixty five senior women find a safe, supportive place to live and enhanced mental health services due to our shared work.