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Providence House Receives Certification from the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services

Posted November 27, 2017 in Press Releases

Providence House Receives Certification from the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services

CLEVELAND- Providence House, a non-profit crisis nursery providing emergency shelter and services to children at risk of abuse and neglect, has received a 3-year certification to provide mental health services for children and their parents at Providence House by the Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services (OMHAS). Providence House has been certified specifically to offer the following mental health services: Behavioral Health Counseling & Therapy, Mental Health Assessment, and Community Psychiatric Supportive Treatment (CPST).

"Providence House is proud to be an OMHAS certified provider," said Natalie Leek-Nelson, CEO and president of Providence House. "We know from our nearly 40 years of working with children and families in our community that mental health, trauma, and other issues related to behavioral health are oftentimes a key component of a family's issues and struggles. By providing these essential services to our families at Providence House, we are helping support them as they work to get back on their feet and reunite with their children."

The OMHAS certification is in addition to the 3-year accreditation from the Council on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) in spring of 2016. These accreditations and certifications represent the quality and commitment to providing the highest standard of care, programs, and services to the children and families that Providence House serves.

For more information about Providence House and their work, visit

About Providence House

Providence House - Ohio's first Crisis Nursery - has cared for over 8,000 families and children in crisis, living for days, weeks, or years without the support they need to help get them back on their feet. For 36 years, Providence House has protected children, supported families in crisis, and strengthened communities for every child. Their nationally recognized, evidenced-based model prevents child abuse and neglect, reduces system involvement and foster care placements, and keeps families safe, stable, and together. Visit for more information.

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