Providence House Recognized As An Exemplary Program By ARCH

CLEVELAND - Providence House, a crisis nursery committed to ending child abuse and neglect, was recognized as one of thirteen programs in the nation by ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center for its Innovative and Exemplary Service. The award will be presented at the 2019 National Lifespan Respite Conference in Buffalo, New York. 

"Providence House is honored to be recognized by ARCH for our innovation and exemplary service," said Natalie Leek-Nelson, Providence House CEO and president.  "This recognition is validation of our work and the commitment of our staff to assure the highest quality service to the families we serve using our evidence-based model."

ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center assists and promotes the development of quality respite and crisis care programs in the United States, and helps families locate these vital services in their communities. 

"Providence House exemplifies the characteristics that ARCH values in respite programs," said Jill Kagan, ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center Director. "They have demonstrated their commitment to children and families in their community by implementing a data driven model accompanied by best practices in our field." 

Providence House was selected by ARCH for its establishment of a "data culture" to assure continuous quality, identify barriers to participation, documentation of successes, and for making data-based decisions. Additionally, Providence House's approach to social and economic changes as well as changes in best practices including social determinants of health and trauma informed services place Providence House at the forefront of the field of crisis care. 

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