Providence House


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Posted April 01, 2016 in Press Releases

CLEVELAND— April is National Child Abuse Prevention Awareness month, and Providence House, a non-profit providing emergency shelter and services to children at risk of abuse and neglect, invites the community to get involved and learn more throughout the month and beyond.

“National Child Abuse Prevention Month and the events hosted by Providence House are an opportunity for the community to come together not only to raise awareness of child abuse and neglect, but more importantly learn about what the community can do to get involved,” said Natalie Leek-Nelson, CEO and president of Providence House. “We are excited that during this important month we have the opportunity to engage in a number of ways with our community and supporters.”

Join Providence House for these events and help spread the word about child abuse prevention:

Tower City Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Campaign April 15-30:

  • A public awareness campaign featuring vibrant banners that communicate powerful messages about child abuse prevention and awareness will adorn the Skylight Concourse at Tower City Center.
  • This is a great b-roll opportunity for broadcast media. Onsite interviews with president and CEO Natalie Leek-Nelson can be scheduled for the week of April 25th by calling 216-651-5982 ext. 222.

WTAM 1100 AM Fill the Truck for Providence House April 12-13th:

  • For the second year in a row, Mike Trivisonno, Bill Wills and WTAM 1100 AM are supporting Providence House by hosting a “Fill the Truck” event in front of the iHeart Radio Studios at 6200 Oak Tree Blvd off Rockside Road in Independence Tuesday, April 12th and Wednesday, April 13th.
  • The community is invited to stop by the studios and drop off their donation from the Providence House “wish list” which is posted on
  • President and CEO Natalie Leek-Nelson will be on air with Mike Trivisonno on Tuesday, April 13that 4:00 p.m.
  • Donations will benefit the over 300 children that call Providence House home each year.

35th Annual Luncheon presented by the Catanzarite Foundation April 22nd :

  • The event will celebrate the organization’s accomplishments, share a day in life of a child at Providence House, and launch the plans for the agency’s vision for growth over the next five years.
  • Hundreds of guests will gather to show their support for child abuse prevention in our community and to honor the selfless volunteers, community leaders and corporate partners that make the work of Providence House possible.
  • This year’s honorees include Joe Cimperman, Forest City Enterprises, and Saint Joseph Academy.
  • The doors open at 11:30 a.m., and lunch begins at noon. Those interested in attending the luncheon should visit

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Susie Bauer

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About Providence House:

Providence House – Ohio’s first Crisis Nursery - has cared for nearly 8,000 families and children in crisis since 1981. To provide the support so desperately needed by these children and their caregivers, Providence House has built a holistic, integrated program focused on both child abuse prevention and family preservation. Their unique Crisis Nursery Program is a comprehensive, crisis nursery service based on 35 years of experience, the latest child welfare research, and proven evidence-based programs and practices that can help prevent child abuse and neglect, reduce system involvement and foster care placements, and strengthen families in crisis. Visit for more information.

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