At Providence House we have cared for nearly 8,000 families and children in crisis. We use a two-generation approach focused on both the child and their caregiver(s) delivered through a holistic, integrated program focused on both child abuse prevention and family preservation.
We are our community’s only free, voluntary, non-custodial program designed to protect at-risk children in emergency shelter when parents are not able to care for them due to crisis situations. Children, newborn through twelve years old, are cared for in one of our crisis nurseries:
Leo’s House: A Crisis Nursery supports our traditional Crisis Nursery services for up to 20 children at a time (300+/year).
Elisabeth’s House: The Prentiss Pediatric Crisis Nursery (formerly The Wellness Nursery) supports up to 10 children at a time (100+/year) who have medical conditions.
Our unique program is a comprehensive service based on nearly 40 years of experience, the latest research in our industry, and proven evidence-based programs and practices that can help prevent child abuse and neglect, reduce foster care placements, and strengthen families.
Help support our mission to protect children, support families, and strengthen communities.