Northern California

At Providence, we see health care as a calling. Our Mission compels us to be steadfast in serving all in our communities, especially those who are poor and vulnerable. And our vision is an inspirational commitment to health for a better world.

Even in the best of years, the needs of our communities are deep and broad. After two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, our communities depend more than ever on the dedication and persistence of organizations that believe in being part of the solution.

In 2021, Providence invested more than $102 million across Northern California, focusing on programs and partnerships that exemplify our core values of compassion, justice, excellence, dignity, and integrity. Our investments address systemic issues such as inequality, resource allocation and health care access, and prioritize high-need populations.

Providence is working in collaboration with organizations and groups across all sectors that understand the needs of our communities, including:

  • Paso a Paso, which offers extensive bilingual education to empower Latinx parents to build personalized parenting plans while being treated with compassion, dignity and respect.
  • The CARE Network, a mission-driven program providing intensive medical and psychosocial care management for uninsured or underinsured low-income patients.
  • Better Birthing Project, in which Providence partnered with Native communities in Humboldt County and a local assemblyman on a bill that gives Native families more than 10 days to name their newborn, thus allowing them to follow an important cultural tradition.
  • The Supportive Housing and Recuperative Care model combines permanent supportive housing, recuperative care and respite care in a configuration that responds to continuum gaps and community needs.

We are grateful for the opportunity to work with outstanding local partners to continue to serve those in need. I encourage you to learn more about the many ways Providence is helping Northern Californians achieve healthier lives. 

- Laureen Driscoll, Chief Executive of Providence, Northern California

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Community Health Investment Executive Summary

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CHNA and CHIP Reports 

Northern California Infographic

Stories of Healing and Hope

Providence and partners work to increase access for mental health and substance use treatment
Providence works to preserve and expand affordable health care including Medicaid.
In the wake of 2021 disasters, Providence provided vulnerable communities with immediate relief and also supplied tools and support to enable quicker recoveries.