On March 22nd, 2014 our board members will be giving back to our community by donating their Saturday morning to participate in a Done in a Day Project for Providence House, located in Ohio City.
Providence House is Ohio’s first licensed crisis nursery, offering free, voluntary (non-custodial), emergency shelter to children newborn through ten years old, actively living in crisis situations which place them at risk of abuse or neglect. Our Crisis Intervention and Family Preservation Program goes beyond child protection and combines family education and intervention to preserve families in crisis and nurture safe, stable caregivers. Children may stay from 24 hours up to 60 days, with extensions to 90 days available to support parents who are receiving inpatient treatments, who are incarcerated, or who are medically incapacitated. Throughout a child’s stay, our program offers a range of case management and supportive services to both children and their families, with a goal to stabilize, strengthen, and preserve each family in our care. Providence House successfully reunites 98% of families in our program and a recent long-term outcomes study conducted by Case Western Reserve University found that parents who engaged in our recommended services were far less likely to have their children placed in foster care.
For information regarding done in a day projects, please contact Bobby Richards, Facilities Manager: [email protected] or 216-225-5721.