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2022 Circle of Stars

Please join us Thursday, October 20, 2022, from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm at The Rhode Island Convention Center for the Circle of Stars celebration. On this special evening, we will honor Carol G. Barton for her steadfast dedication and generosity to The Providence Center.

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Donate Now and Make a Difference

The Providence Center helps adults, adolescents, and children affected by psychiatric illnesses, emotional problems, and addictions by providing treatment and supportive services within a community setting. Since 1969, The Providence Center has made recovery possible for Rhode Islanders through over 60 programs and wraparound services that meet each individual’s unique needs for living healthy.

You can change the life of someone in need and make a family’s life healthy and happier. Your tax-deductible donation helps us to provide the best mental health and substance use care for adults, children, and families in our community.

Contact Development

For more information about how you can support The Providence Center, contact:

Lisa Desbiens, CFRE
P: (401) 921-8525

Erica Donnelly, CFRE
Philanthropy Officer, Annual Campaign
P: (401) 921-8510

The Providence Center
Philanthropy Building 2
171 Service Ave, Suite 310
Warwick, RI 02886

COVID-19 Emergency Fund

To meet the increased need for mental health and substance use treatment The Providence Center projects that the number of children and adults in Rhode Island experiencing mental health and addiction problems to increase dramatically. High unemployment rate, social distancing, childcare issues, and other stressors related to COVID-19 are having an effect on Rhode Islanders and their families.

The Power of Your Gift

When you give to The Providence Center, you become a partner in our work. With your support, we give people the chance to truly rebuild their lives. Your donations are an investment in improving our community’s health. Every gift makes a direct impact on the adults, children and families we serve. Together, we have made a difference.

Helping Children Succeed

It all starts with helping children and families to develop in healthy ways. Our programs provide children with behavioral and emotional problems and their families with the extra support they need to be successful in school or at home.

Building New Programs

New initiatives address the ever-changing health needs of the community like AnchorED which deploys a recovery coach within 30 minutes to the emergency room to help engage people in treatment who have overdosed. This innovative program now serves as a national model of care to help people on their journey of recovery. Other specialized programs include the Joyce House, that serves homeless veterans, and Anchor Learning Academy, a high school where students in recovery from substance use can focus on academics in a drug-free learning environment, and the Police Diversion program, that has a clinician ride along with police to help provide services to people in crisis.

Making Recovery Possible

People can and do recover from mental health and substance use issues when they are connected to treatment and supports. Job training, access to primary care, a positive, supportive community—the things that make recovery a reality.

Ways to Give

Donate Online Now

Your tax-deductible gift will have an immediate impact in the lives of adults, children or families who need counseling, treatment or basic needs like housing, food or medical care. You can make a difference right now. Make a secure donation online here.

Check with your employer—They may have a matching gift program that can increase your donation!


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Monthly Giving

Spreading a donation out over the course of the year makes it easier to give a gift that can fund a service that clients depend on. A small gift each month may not seem like a lot, but it means so much to a person who seeks support for rebuilding their life.

Start your donation now! Setting up monthly charges is simple and secure. Select “recurring gift” and when we charge the monthly donation to your credit card, we will send you an acknowledgment letter confirming the charge was made.

Endowment Fund

Endowment funds ensure that adults, children and families can continue to benefit from The Providence Center now and in the future.

Charles E. Maynard Endowment Fund for the Future

Established in 2004 at the Rhode Island Foundation, the Charles E. Maynard Endowment Fund for the Future is named after The Providence Center’s founder and CEO Charles E. Maynard upon his retirement after 36 years of service. The $1-million fund ensures that The Providence Center will continue to provide innovative treatment for Rhode Islanders in need.

Your investment in the Charles E. Maynard Endowment Fund for the Future ensures that adults, children and families who are experiencing mental illness, emotional problems and addiction will continue to receive the services they need now and in the future. You can use our secure online donation form to give now, or call Lisa Desbiens at 401-951-8525 for more information about how you can contribute to the fund.

Create Your Own Endowment Fund

With a gift of $10,000 or more, you can create your own endowed fund to support The Providence Center. An endowed fund is a special way to honor a loved one by naming it after them, or a way to ensure that your support of a Providence Center program will continue.

Give a Gift for the Future

As a long-time supporter of The Providence Center, your generosity has made a difference in the lives of so many clients over the years. You can continue your legacy of supporting programs and services that the community depends on through planned gifts.

Planned gifts offer you the opportunity to plan for the future—your future, your families future, and the futures of the lives you have changed by supporting The Providence Center. Some popular options for continuing to support The Providence Center past your lifetime include naming the organization as a beneficiary in a bequest or retirement assets.


Legal Language

If you would like to name The Providence Center in your will or estate plan, please use the following language:

The Providence Center, a nonprofit corporation, organized and existing under the laws of the state of Rhode Island, with principal business address of 528 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02904

Tax ID: Our tax identification number is: 05-0316969

The Providence Center is tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Retirement Assets

Name The Providence Center as the beneficiary of your IRA, 401K, pension or other retirement account by simply completing the proper paperwork from the institution that manages your fund. The residue of your plan passes to The Providence Center tax-free when you pass away.


  • Income tax and estate tax can be avoided on the remaining balance in your retirement account by leaving it to The Providence Center.
  • You can continue to take withdrawals during your lifetime.
  • It is flexible. If your circumstances change, you can change the beneficiary.
Gifts of Stock

Giving shares of stock is another simple way to support The Providence Center.

The Process

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Lisa Desbiens, Philanthropy Officer at (401) 951-8525 or

Before you contribute securities, please contact Tim Conley at or (401) 951-8506 with the name of the stock and the number of shares you wish to donate.

Gifts of securities may be wired directly to the Care New England account at Merrill Lynch. Your investment manager or broker should contact Mary Winstanley at Merrill Lynch: (401) 278-7019 direct line; (401) 369-8795 fax; or email

When initiating the gift, please provide the following information:
Donor name
Name of stock and number of shares
Indicate that the gift is for The Providence Center.

Transfer securities to:
Merrill Lynch, DTC #8862
Care New England Health System Account Number: 6QV-02323

United Way
You can support our work by designating The Providence Center on your United Way pledge form or giving through your United Way Philanthropy Fund. When filling out your United Way pledge form, you may pledge a specified amount from each paycheck to be automatically deducted. For example, a $260 donation is only $5 per week. It’s simple and easy!


The Charles E. Maynard Society

The Charles E. Maynard Society recognizes individuals, corporations and foundations who have made significant philanthropic investments in The Providence Center. Their generous gifts have funded new, innovative programs and ensure that The Providence Center can continue to support the health of adults, children, and families.

The Maynard Society is named for The Providence Center’s first President, Charles E. Maynard, who spent over three decades pursuing the growth and development of The Providence Center and helping to enrich behavioral health services throughout Rhode Island. Charles and his wife, Vicky, continue to demonstrate their commitment to this mission through their philanthropy. In addition to giving each year to the annual fund, the Maynards have given a leadership gift to The Charles E. Maynard Fund for the Future and have named The Providence Center in their will.

Membership in the Maynard Society honors individuals, corporations, and foundations who have made one or more of the following gifts to The Providence Center:

  • A cumulative gift to The Providence Center totaling $10,000 or more.
  • Named The Providence Center as the beneficiary of a retirement plan valued at $10,000 or more.
  • A bequest to The Providence Center with a value of $10,000 or more.
  • A new or existing life insurance policy to The Providence Center.
  • Established a charitable trust in The Providence Center’s name.
  • Established an endowment fund in the name of The Providence Center with a minimum contribution of $10,000.

Maynard Society members are inducted at an exclusive annual event attended by other members and community leaders, featuring guest speakers on health care topics.

About The Providence Center

Students who need a specialized education program to be successful in the classroom. Families, parents, working men and women who deal the stresses of juggling jobs, family and other commitments. People who make a decision to change their lives and stop using drugs and alcohol.

These are just some of the people who depend on The Providence Center. We believe people can and do recover from mental health and substance use problems when we provide them with the right services and the right supports. Since 1969, Rhode Island has turned to The Providence Center to provide the community with the critical services needed for healthy living. With your support, we have been able to meet the community’s needs with services from counseling for adults and children to addiction treatment to crisis care and housing.

Today, your support is needed more than ever. One in five Americans struggle with a mental illness. Rhode Island ranks among the highest in drug use and recorded a startling number of accidental overdose deaths this year.

But, together we can change this. This is an organization that recognizes what this community needs, thinks differently to come up with a solution, and delivers it. The Providence Center is firmly committed to helping people live better lives and has accepted the challenge of improving health care in this state.

You can be a part of building a healthier Rhode Island. Your support of The Providence Center is important for providing the highest quality mental health and substance use treatment services that help people reach their full potential.

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