Provident weighs in on gun violence

News, Views

Provident released a statement following the recent gun violence in Texas and Ohio. Our primary point: Mental health care is a vital part of solving our nation’s gun violence problem, but mental illness is not the leading cause. Click here to read our full statement. Provident’s Director of Clinical Services Lindsay Jeffries was invited to speak on the topic with KTRS’s Jennifer … Read More

2018 Impact Report Shows Difference We Make


Provident recently completed our 2018 Impact Report, breaking down the statistics on the difference we make in our community. Interesting numbers: Over 180 zip codes were represented by Provident clients in 2018. 47.3% of our clients were African American, 40.4% Caucasian, 2.9% Multiracial, 3.7% Hispanic/Latino, 0.9% Asian, and roughly 4% unknown. 63% of our clients were youth ages 0-19. Our … Read More

May 21 Donor Event


On Tuesday, May 21, Provident celebrated its board of directors, advisory council, Navigators Giving Club, and Yeatman Society donors at a reception at the Log Cabin Club in Ladue. We appreciate the support these donors provide to ensure Provident can fulfill our mission of building brighter futures through exceptional behavioral health services, especially for those with the greatest need. “Mental healthcare needs … Read More

Fox 2 Covers Student Stress


Brianna Massie was recently interviewed on Fox 2 News about how parents can help students cope with the stress that surfaces around at the end of the school year. “The biggest thing is to communicate that you care. I think a lot of kids forget their parents are in their corner,” Brianna said. “When you notice a change and they’re not … Read More

Afterschool Program Gets National Honor


Congratulations to Afterschool team members Tuesday Powell, Darius Pikes, Keanna Jackson, and Kiesha Blanchard for creating a bullying awareness project at Lexington School that was selected as 2019 Design for Change USA Semi-Finalists. The project wove together elements of the STEM curriculum with social justice. “This year’s pool was the most robust and diverse yet. You are certainly a meaningful … Read More

Provident Board Profile: Aaron Stewart


Which talent would you most like to have? Is mindreading a talent? If it is, then definitely mindreading. If not, then remembering people’s names. I am terrible at remembering names. My first boss, Tom Arcobasso (owner of Arcobasso’s Italian Restaurant), could remember everyone’s name that came into his restaurant. It was unbelievable. He’d meet someone in passing, wouldn’t see them … Read More

Provident Chosen as Top Workplace


For the second year in a row, Provident was chosen as one of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s Top Work Places. Each year, a select group of businesses, nonprofits, and organizations throughout the region are chosen for this list based on the results of anonymous employee surveys that a focus on employee wellness and job satisfaction. We’re honored to again be … Read More

Provident Receives Grant from Jefferson Foundation for SOS Program


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


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


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