Community Outreach

Providence Saint John's in the Community

Benefits for those living in poverty

As stated in the Mission of Providence Saint John's Health Center, "As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable,” it highlights the organization’s commitment to serving those most in need. The majority of the community benefits provided by Providence Saint John’s (including goods, services and financial resources) are focused on those living in poverty in our community.

Our community is fortunate to have many outstanding organizations and agencies delivering vital services for those living in poverty. The People Concern, Saint Joseph Center, Venice Family Clinic, and Westside Family Health Center are just a few examples of these partners. Providence Saint John's commitment to care for the poor and underserved includes partnerships with dedicated organizations such as these.

Our care of those living in poverty is built on yet another essential partnership. The dedicated physicians who provide professional diagnostic and therapeutic services to the patients referred from area clinics. These physicians volunteer their time and professional skills, as Providence Saint John's provides the staff, resources and facilities to offer these services at no charge to those patients living in poverty.

Benefits for the broader community

Providence Saint John's Health Center has been fortunate to collaborate with many extraordinary partners, such as the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD), Venice Family Clinic and The People Concern to serve the needs of the community. Providence Saint John's supports SMMUSD's School Nurse Program in order to enhance the health status of our community's school age children. The Health Center works with The People Concern to address the needs of those who are homeless and living in the area. Through the partnership with Venice Family Clinic, those persons who are uninsured are able to get the medical care and help that they need.

Providence Saint John's is a major employer and a not-for-profit corporate citizen on the Westside. As such, we support community organizations such as Venice Family Clinic, Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District, Westside Family Health Center, The People Concern, St. Joseph Center, Saint John's Child and Family Development Center, WISE & Healthy Aging, Step Up on Second, Upward Bound House, St. Anne's School, Pico Youth & Family Center, Meals on Wheels West, Boys and Girls Club of Santa Monica, Safe Place for Youth and the Westside Coalition.

Total community benefits

During fiscal year 2017, $30,988,791 was provided by Providence Saint John's in unsponsored community benefits. Approximately 90% of this amount was devoted to programs serving those living in our community who are poor and vulnerable. Part of these expenditures include the millions of dollars that Providence Saint John's commits each year to charity care and the unpaid costs of government health programs.