Creating healthier communities, together

Providence’s community benefit investments reach out beyond the walls of care settings to touch lives in the places where relief, comfort and care are needed. Through programs and donations, health education, free care, medical research and more, we give back to our communities. Read more »

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A fast lane for teens on the road to recovery

At 12 years old, June* had experienced more hardships than most may face in their lifetime. The loss of one parent to suicide, followed by the unexpected death of a step-parent, lead her into a dark depression. She began using marijuana, alcohol and meth to ....
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Goodbye without tears

What if she doesn't want me to leave? What if the teachers can't understand what she wants? What if she cries? These are the kind of questions parents may ask themselves on the first day of preschool, but for Priscila’s parents, it is a memory of the day that changed their lives forever ....
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From crisis to healing: Providence helps victims of abuse take first step

At 19 years old, Shannon* was excited to begin her college experience. But early in the fall semester, everything changed when she was raped by someone she knew and trusted. Similar to many people in her situation, Shannon was hesitant to seek help. She blamed herself ....
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About Providence Health & Services

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic health care ministry committed to providing for the needs of the communities it serves – especially for those who are poor and vulnerable. Providence's services include 34 hospitals, 600 physician clinics, senior services, supportive housing and many other health and educational services. The health system and its affiliates employ more than 82,000 people across five states – Alaska, California, Montana, Oregon and Washington – with its system office located in Renton, Washington. In 2015, Providence provided more than $951 million in community benefit. Providence Health & Services continues a tradition of caring that the Sisters of Providence began 160 years ago.