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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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CHAT: Mental health education that works

At 40 years old, Gabriel Vazquez was feeling stressed and angry at the whole world. “My self-esteem was to the floor,” he said, “I couldn’t communicate with anyone and there were moments where I thought I was going crazy ....
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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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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.