Employer Spotlight: Providence House
Children need a safe place to stay. If they can’t find that at home, they will at Providence House. For nearly 40 years, the non-profit center has served as a free, voluntary emergency shelter for newborns through twelve-year-olds living in crisis situations and at risk of abuse or neglect.
To provide the support so desperately needed by families, Providence delivers a holistic, integrated program focused on child abuse prevention and family preservation. The house does this work with a team of 50, nearly half of which are young professionals.
Providence House has a mission to empower and promote strong, stable families and extends that philosophy to young professionals. The center focuses on learning and career growth and acknowledges that millennials are its future. It provides professional development opportunities, a flexible schedule and progressive benefits that promote work-life balance. For example, each team member receives a self-care day once a quarter and must take that day off to do something that is reenergizing.
Providence House has cared and advocated for more than 8,000 children and families in crisis throughout four decades. It looks to continue that great work with the help of young professionals ready to take advantage of the opportunity to help give back to the Cleveland community by supporting and providing care to at-risk children.