By: Tony Corrao - Membership Chair

ImageOn Saturday morning, June 15, four Rotarians from the Rotary Club of Hillcrest Sunrise, visited Providence House which is located on W 32 st in Cleveland. With the guidance of Bobby Richards, Facilities Manager, Cindy Ginsburg, Joe Delibero, Fred Havlice and Tony Corrao took inventory on thousands of food items. They ranged from baby food to canned fruits and vegetables. Annual inventory is currently required and going forward, the non- profit will be taking inventory on a quarterly basis.

 "Thank you Hillcrest Rotary! You saved us at least two days of work" said Bobby Richards. "You will always be welcome at Providence House ".

Providence House was founded in 1981 and is Ohio's first licensed crisis nursery. It is a 501(c) 3 non - profit that provides emergency shelter and care to neglected children due to a family crisis. The children range in age from newborn to age 6. Currently, there are 11 children being cared for. SB 242 allows for the provision of residency at Providence House for up to 90 days. The average stay is approximately 32 days.

Their model goes beyond emergency shelter for children and includes a range of case management and supportive services for both children and their families. Their goal is to stabilize, strengthen and reunify each family.

It receives its funding from individuals, foundations and corporations.