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Six Myths and Realities Surrounding Mental Illness

Posted: Wed, March 21, 2018
By: Jake Bissaro Awareness of mental health issues is increasing, but damaging stigmas persist in today’s society. Here, we examine some of the more commonly-held myths, and the truths behind them. Myth: Suffering from mental illness is uncommon Mental illness is probably more common than you think. According to the...

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RI Attorney General and State Police Support Anchor Youth Recovery Center

Posted: Fri, February 23, 2018
At a press conference last Thursday, The Providence Center recognized a $50,000 grant from the Rhode Island Attorney General’s office and the Rhode Island State Police to support the new Anchor Youth Recovery Center. The donation came as part of a plea deal from a criminal case involving the sale...

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TPC School Census Continues to Climb

Posted: Tue, February 13, 2018
By: Kaitlyn Barnett Since last summer, The Providence Center School (TPC School), a special education school for students in preschool through grade 12 diagnosed with emotional and behavioral disorders, has seen an increase in census greater than 50%. Both the elementary and high school classes have grown substantially and the middle...

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Recovery Navigation Program: A Community Success Story

Posted: Wed, January 31, 2018
By: Jake Bissaro The Providence Center’s Recovery Navigation Program (RNP) provides a space where people who misuse alcohol can stabilize and get connected with treatment resources. Now open for just over a year, the program is seeing successes in its mission to lend a helping hand to this complex and...

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Anchor Learning Academy Goes Christmas Caroling!

Posted: Tue, January 30, 2018
On Wednesday December 20th, the Anchor Learning Academy (ALA) and TPC School High School students went to the Parkview Nursing Home in Providence to provide the residents there with some Holiday Cheer! We caroled throughout the whole facility and were welcomed by all the staff and residents. There were some...

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