Safety Net Fund for Families

Providence Children's Health

Providing assistance to improve the lives of vulnerable families.
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Providing assistance to families who need extra support


The Providence Safety Net Fund for Families addresses unmet needs of families receiving care in our women’s clinics, family practices and pediatric specialty clinics. 

This fund is used by Providence social workers and is designed to be last resort funding after other community resources are accessed. The Safety Net Fund for Families provides underserved and at-risk pregnant people with temporary rental assistance, prenatal vitamins, and other items and services not covered by insurance. During the pandemic, the fund has provided life-giving aid.

Critical Assistance

Since the inauguration of this fund, up to 220 women have been served annually, with an average amount of support of $300.

Coordinating Support

Our social workers might access the fund to help provide temporary rental assistance to keep at-risk families in their homes or provide pregnant people transportation vouchers to and from clinic appointments.

Essential Supplies

Meeting the needs of underserved pregnant people through provision of prenatal vitamins, compression socks, diabetes supplies, car repairs, and transportation vouchers, relieving stress and supporting healthy pregnancies.  

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A Place to Call Home

Thanks to your support of the Safety Net Fund for Families, Shelly and her two children have a safe place to live.

Shelly was pregnant with her second child and living in her car when she was referred to Project Nurture at Providence Milwaukie Family Medicine Primary Care Clinic. Project Nurture provides prenatal care, inpatient maternity care and postpartum care for women who struggle with addictions as well as pediatric care for their infants. Providence Beginnings social workers also work with the women to help them have the healthiest pregnancy possible.

The Safety Net Fund for Families addresses unmet needs of families receiving care in our women’s clinics and family practices. Providence Beginnings social workers use the fund as a “last resort” after other community resources are accessed.


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