Providence House


Providence House Awarded Four-Year Certification as an Ohio Medicaid Provider

Posted July 25, 2018 in Press Releases

For Immediate Release: July 25, 2018

Natalie Leek-Nelson
T: 216.651.5982 x 224

Providence House Awarded Four-Year Certification as an Ohio Medicaid Provider

Cleveland, Ohio - Providence House, Ohio's first licensed crisis nursery, has received a four-year certification as an Ohio Medicaid provider through the Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM).

"Providence House is proud to be a certified Ohio Medicaid provider," said Natalie Leek-Nelson, Providence House President and CEO. "Our staff and board have worked tirelessly on this effort, and this is an incredible milestone for our organization. This certification acknowledges our rigorous standards for providing top-notch clinical services to the children and families that we serve."

The Medicaid certification focuses on community mental health services, which is a key aspect of the Providence House treatment approach. Beyond caring for children, Providence House supports parents through comprehensive care management services, counseling, parent education and support, links to community services, and offers six to twelve months of aftercare support after the family is reunited. Each family's situation is evaluated individually and a plan for service delivery is developed by a team of social workers to best meet each family's need.

Launched in July 2013, the ODM is Ohio's first Executive-level Medicaid agency. With a network of approximately 90,000 active providers, ODM delivers health care coverage to more than 3 million residents of Ohio on a daily basis. Working closely with stakeholders, advocates, medical professionals, and fellow state agencies, the agency continues to find new ways to modernize Medicaid in Ohio.

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 37 years, Providence House has protected at-risk children, supported families through crisis, and strengthened communities to end child abuse and neglect. 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.

Back to News