Helping children and families achieve a lifetime of success
Bright futures for families and children
Put people first with sensitivity and empathy.
Challenge ourselves to improve our systems and services through innovation and collaboration.
Treat everyone in our diverse community; including employees, consumers and stakeholders; with dignity.
Sustain our mission by wisely managing our human and financial resources for the greatest impact.
In the early days of our founding as The Provident Association in 1880, we helped families overcome joblessness, floods and epidemics.
Over the decades, we responded to the impact of wars, poverty and societal changes to support families and children in pursuit of stability and happy lives.
View a timeline with details of our 130-year history.