Stories of Community Investment Across Providence

Covenant Health meets mental health needs in our community
The center directly addresses the region’s need for enhanced access to mental health resources to improve the well-being of the community.
Respite program provides a chance to heal physically, recover completely
The Medical Respite program has been serving the needs of critically ill individuals since 2015.
Building critical health system infrastructure in rural Malawi
Providence Global Programs has partnered with Kamuzu University of Health Sciences (KUHeS) since 2017 to build a strong physician pipeline by training family medicine residents and students.
Providence funds business toolkit to help address domestic violence crisis in Spokane 
Domestic violence and family safety are priorities in the Providence Community Health and Needs Assessments.
Providence St. Mary Medical Center joins community partners to tackle food insecurity 
The program aims to screen those who are underserved, providing them with nutrition education and free on-site nutritional classes.
Residency programs fill needs, help develop providers of the future
Residents and faculty work diligently to address health inequities, reduce health care disparities and improve patient outcomes.
Mobile clinic meets patients where they are
The Range Community Clinic, a non-profit started by Washington State University, partners with Kadlec’s Population Health team and others to care for underserved people.
Emerging from homelessness is about more than housing
Learn how Regina Wilson emerged from homelessness with the help of Providence Population Health, and now has a job helping others experiencing homelessness.
Better health for birthing people with substance use disorders, their babies and families 
Providence Swedish Ballard is home to the Substance-Using Pregnant People (SUPP) program, a transformative model of care.
Providence Swedish helps tackle Snohomish County overdose crisis from emergency departments
In North Puget Sound, Providence Swedish has implemented solutions to address opioid overdoes, including participating in grant programs and research to discover addiction treatments that work.
Summer food program provides nourishment for rural kids
Founded in 2014, the volunteer-run program has gone from feeding 25 kids in its first year to serving 175 families throughout the summer.
Providence helps Family Promise sustain housing for families
Family Promise funds homelessness prevention, emergency housing and long-term stabilization services in Spokane.
Providing culturally relevant care for Asian seniors
For years, Providence Swedish has been a proud community partner of Kin On and its mission to provide culturally relevant care for Asian seniors.
Cultural navigators are a bridge to care
The multi-lingual and diverse team is dedicated to removing cultural and language barriers to care for every patient we serve.
Covenant Ready program teaches students about health care careers
The initiative targets middle school, high school and college students, highlighting opportunities to explore potential futures in health care.
Working with a community partner to provide accessible mental health and psychiatric care 
In partnership with Providence Orange County hospitals, St. Jude Neighborhood Health Centers offer thousands of underserved Orange County residents compassionate care.
Lime green benches provide safe spaces for conversations about mental health 
Painted in the international color for mental health awareness, the benches represent safe spaces for passersby to sit and have an open conversation about mental health with a colleague or friend.
Providence’s Mental Health First-Aid Training course aims to help save lives
The skills-based training teachers parents, caregivers, teachers, neighbors and peers ways to identify, understand and respond to adolescents and teens experiencing mental health challenges.
Improving access to life-saving vaccines for underserved communities
Driving from school to school, Providence caregivers administer free school-required vaccines for children in underserved communities in the South Bay.
Food Education Access Support Together program targets food insecurity in Los Angeles  
The FEAST program promotes the power of healthy food and human connection through no-cost nutition education.
Virtual mental health support fosters resilience for youth and families
Providence provides no cost virtual mental health therapy to the 15,000-plus students in the Renton School District.
Intersections Initiative advances health equity by addressing the conditions that shape health, safety and well-being
Since 2016, the Intersections Initiative has focused on upstream community-centered prevention and wellness efforts.
St. Joseph Fund develops Disaster Relief and Resilience Framework to expedite emergency response 
SJF's disaster relief and resilience grantmaking strategy prioritizes support for immediate relief, long-term recovery and preparedness efforts for low-income populations.
Advancing Health For All: Providence Health Plan partners with community organizations to support population health
The Health For All initiative aims to care for one another equitably, recognize the cultural challenges in health care today and improve health outcomes for all.
Seeking excellence in providing LGBTQI+ informed care
Through its evolving and growing LGBTQI+ program, Swedish caregivers and leaders demonstrate a deep investment in expanding access to high-quality care for LGBTQI+ communities.
Providence OB-GYNs bring virtual support to expectant Black families
The Black Mamas Glowing program gathers birthing families and their support system to share their experiences, learn about maternal mental health and Black Birthing Rights and receive free resources.
Health Equity fellows improve outcomes for Black patients and those with limited English proficiency
Providence launched its Health Equity Fellowship in 2023 to build caregivers’ capacity and expertise through classroom learning and the real-time application of health equity principles.
Providence’s service immersion programs empower caregivers to give back through volunteerism 
Each year, caregiver-led committees in Providence’s Activation Network plan and lead immersive community engagement initiatives in their service area.
Providence caregivers volunteer to mentor students around the world
Providence Global Programs partners with Global Mentorship Initiative (GMI) to provide career development for college students around the world through one-on-one virtual mentorship.
Unique partnership provides mobile crisis support to people in need in southern Oregon 
The mobile crisis response team is an alternative to involving law enforcement officers. The response is meant to be discreet and draw less attention to the scene and the individual in crisis.