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Helping children at risk for 50 years

To lighten the burden of families facing vulnerable times that place them or their children at risk, Providence Saint John’s Child and Family Development Center is there to help. Children with developmental disabilities, emotional challenges, or who encounter domestic violence, substance or physical abuse find loving care and support at Providence ....
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Giving a community a new heart

It was a heartwarming scene on a summer evening when more than 300 residents of Wilmington gathered at Providence’s new Community Wellness Center for an outdoor movie. Families came early to socialize as children played. The center, which provides fitness classes, counseling and other wellness services, was created in partnership with a low-cost family housing developer and has become the heart of this community ....
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Making a difference for 3,000 patients

The Southern California communities served by Providence Health & Services span dozens of diverse zip codes ranging from peaks of great wealth to valleys of deep poverty. This gap in the San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys grows wider, for those who live in the poorest neighborhoods, when it comes to specialized medical care ....
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How we discover the needs of our communities

We collaborate with many partners to identify the greatest areas of need through community health needs assessments. Then our solutions are reflected in community health improvement plans. View all ››

About Providence Health & Services in California

Providence Health & Services, Southern California, is a Catholic not-for-profit health care system. Providence Southern California operates six award-winning hospitals and a comprehensive, fully-integrated network of primary care clinics, urgent care centers, home care, TrinityCare and TrinityKids Care hospice as well as Providence High School. Providence is anchored locally by Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Centers in Torrance and San Pedro. With more than 3,400 physicians, Providence provides coordinated primary and specialty care through an array of physician groups and individual providers including Providence Medical Institute and physician groups in the South Bay, the West Valley and Santa Clarita. Providence affiliate, Facey Medical Group, provides primary and specialized care in the San Fernando and Santa Clarita valleys.