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Providence House

We have accomplished a lot in our 39-year history! Learn more about our awards and recognition here

1981

Providence House is Founded
Sister Hope opens Providence House in a 3-room house on West 44th Street.

1982

Providence House moves to West 32nd Street, acquiring what is now Elisabeth’s House and beginning renovations.

1983

Providence House begins serving 5 infants and toddlers at a time on West 32nd Street.

1985

Daisy
Daisy, our first full-time childcare worker, is hired. After 31 years, Daisy retired in the Spring of 2016!

1987

First Expansion
Providence House completes our first expansion and can care for 15 children at a time.

1989

Ohio Savings Bank celebrates its 100th anniversary by purchasing an additional house on West 32nd Street to expand Providence House services.

1990

Leo's House Dedication
Leo’s House opens to care for 26 children at a time. Leo’s House is named in honor of Leo Goldberg, founding father of Ohio Savings Bank, and Leo Greener, Providence House Founder Sr. Hope Greener’s father.

1991

Linda Perry is named Executive Director of Providence House.

1999

Ed Block Courage Award
Providence House and the Cleveland Browns become the eleventh team member to join the Courage House National Support Network for embracing and supporting children in the local community faced with abuse, neglect and risk due to family crisis.

2001

Natalie Leek is named President and CEO.

2003

Launched Formal Parent Visitation Program
Providence House launches our Family Preservation Services beginning with parent visitation and education services.

2006

Providence House leads a legislative effort to expand services to children newborn through 12 for up to 90 days.

2010

Providence House becomes a Trauma-Informed Care Environment, and Social Workers become Trauma Certified Consultants.

2011

Protect the Promise Campaign
Providence House launches our Protect the Promise Campaign to expand West Side Crisis Nursery campus.

2013

Leo’s House expansion complete. Providence House serving 20 children at a time, newborn up to 10 years old.

2015

Wellness Nursery opens
Elisabeth’s House opens, hosting the Prentiss Pediatric Crisis Nursery to serve 10 children at a time with medical needs, and the Family Center in a separate wing.

2018

Giving Hope
Our Giving Hope for the PHuture campaign launches to open a 20-bed Crisis Nursery and Family Resiliency Center in the Buckeye-Shaker Neighborhood.

2019

Providence House service expansion continues with our Emergency Placement, Community Education and Resiliency, and Community Referral Programs.

2020

COVID
Providence House launches telehealth services, home deliveries, and virtual visits and programming in response to COVID-19 Pandemic.
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