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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.





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 the Emergency Services Program created with a specialized team with the skills and expertise in treating children.  This critically needed program provides care free of charge to uninsured and underinsured children, frees up already overcrowded hospital emergency rooms, and is less traumatic for the child. Other specialized programs include the Joyce House for homeless veterans and the Police Diversion program, which 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.

Want to make a gift of stock?

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 mary_winstanley@ml.com.


In addition, please contact Lisa Desbiens, Philanthropy Officer, at (401) 921-8506 or ldesbiens@carene.org to inform her of your gift.

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

Ways to Give

Donate Online Now

Make a cash donation to The Providence Center online today. 

Monies raised are earmarked primarily for client program needs and general support.

Donate Online Now

Donation by Check

To make a donation by check, please make it payable to The Providence Center and mail to:

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

Planned Giving

Looking to give appreciated securities, retirement plan assets, life insurance, real estate, or tangible personal property? We will work with you to find a charitable plan that lets you provide for your family and support The Providence Center.

Explore Planned Giving Options

Honor and Memorial Gifts

You may make a gift in honor or in memory of a loved one, physician, caregiver, nurse, colleague or friend. When you make a gift in honor or memory of someone, we notify the individual or family member of your generous act of gratitude or remembrance

Matching Gifts

Many companies will match charitable contributions made by their employees; some companies extend this privilege to retirees as well.

Special Endowment Fund

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.

To make a donation visit www.providencecenter.org/donatenow and select "CEM Endowment Fund" as your designation. 

Have Questions? Get in Touch

Major Gifts

Lisa Desbiens, CFRE
Philanthropy Officer, Major Gifts

P: (401) 921-8525
E: ldesbines@carene.org

Annual Giving

Erica Donnelly
Philanthropy Officer, Annual Giving

P: (401) 921-8510
E: ELDonnelly@CareNE.org

The Providence Center

Philanthropy Bldg 2
The Providence Center
171 Service Avenue, Suite 310
Warwick, RI 02886
P: (401) 455-6581