Providence House

Awards & Recognition

With more than 40 years of experience, Providence House is recognized as a national leader in child abuse prevention.  We consult nurseries in other states on best-practice operations and procedures as well as public policy issues and are also regular presenters at national conferences. To learn more about implementing our program in your city click here.

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CARF is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body whose mission is to promote the quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process that centers on enhancing the lives of the persons served. Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and now known as CARF, the accrediting body establishes standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services.

In 2022, CARF awarded 3-year accreditation to Providence House.

Recent Agency Awards

2021 Cleveland Scene Best Nonprofit/Charity

2019 Nonprofit Times Top 50 Best Nonprofits to Work For

2019 Children's Bureau Champion for Preventing Child Maltreatment

2019 ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center Innovative and Exemplary Respite Services

2017 Drucker Prize Semifinalist

2015 Ohio Attorney General’s Promising Practice Award

2014 Young Non-profit Professionals Network ChampYNPN Award

2013 National Association of Social Workers, Ohio Chapter Region III “Agency of the Year” 

2009 Charter One Bank “Champions in Action,” for our Family Support Programming

2009 National Lifespan Respite Awards - Multi-Category

  • Respitography Award, Public Policy Leadership 
  • Best Respite Documentary,  “Promises Kept,” Providence House video
  • Respite Design Award, Providence House “Days of Care” Crisis Nursery Program

2009 American Jewish Committee Isaiah Award 

2008 Ohio Association of Nonprofit Organizations (OANO) Excellence Award, Northern Ohio Region honoree