Sister Hope opens Providence House (began operation 4/27/1981) in 3 room house on W. 44th
On March 4, 1982, the West Side Catholic Deanery voted to transfer us the title to what is now Elisabeth’s House.
We begin serving 5 infants and toddlers at a time at West 32nd in January 1983
Daisy, our first childcare worker, is hired. She retired in the spring of 2016!
On August 1, 1987, we completed our first expansion and could care for 15 kids at a time.
Ohio Savings Bank helps Providence House purchase and renovate Leo’s House
Leo’s House dedicated Oct. 7, 1990. We could care for 26 children at a time. Providence House is licensed by Ohio Department of Human Services.
Linda Perry named Executive Director of Providence House
First Strategic Plan
Hired first communications/marketing staff member
First Deck the House Event
We received the Anisfield-Wolf Memorial Award for outstanding accomplishment by a nonprofit organization.
Providence House named Ed Block Courage Award House
September 30, 2000: Dedication of Cleveland Browns’ Courage House at Providence House. Representing the Browns at the ceremony were the team’s 1999 Ed Block Courage Award Recipient Derrick Alexander, Head Athletic Trainer Mike Colello and Judge George White, director of the Cleveland Browns’ Foundation. A special pre-game ceremony took place on the field of Cleveland Browns’ Stadium prior to the Browns game against the Baltimore Ravens.
Natalie Leek-Nelson is named CEO and President
Launched Formal Parent Visitation Program
Launched Formal Parent Education Program
Providence House led a legislative effort through Ohio’s General Assembly to further define these licensing and operational standards specifically for Crisis Care Facilities (Crisis Nurseries). The passage of SB242 allows for the provision of residential crisis care to children newborn through age 12 for up to 90 days by qualifying agencies in Ohio
We receive Ohio Association of Non Profits (OANO) Excellence Award – 2008 Northern Ohio Region honoree for Family Preservation and Parent Education Program
We receive American Jewish Committee Isaiah Award as an honoree for services to improve the human condition in greater Cleveland.
Social Work staff attends training to become Trauma Certified Consultants to help our Crisis Nursery become a trauma informed care environment.
Launch Protect the Promise Campaign to complete expansion on Leo’s House.
Groundbreaking Ceremony at Leo’s House
Leo’s House expansion complete. Providence House serving 20 children at a time, newborn up to 10 years old.
Elisabeth’s House: The Prentiss Pediatric Crisis Nursery opens to serve 10 children at a time with medical needs.
Development of Vision 40 Strategic Plan