Chair's Message

DonHannaDear Friends,

For more than seventy years, the Providence Child Center in Portland has been providing care for children with profound medical needs. The Center for Medically Fragile Children at the Child Center is the only skilled nursing facility in the Pacific Northwest that provides round-the-clock long- and short-term care for children with complex medical conditions.

The Providence Child Center Foundation helps support these children and many others with developmental needs. Service for uninsured and underinsured children and the equipment and facilities they depend on are only made possible through your generosity.

Thanks to our donors, we have made great strides recently, including:

  • Expanding the scope of the Swindells Resource Center. The center connects families of children with special needs to the information, training, and enriching resources they need to make sure their child can grow, learn, and achieve. This is a lifeline to families as they navigate their children’s medical diagnosis and seek proper treatment and therapies.
  • Growing the newly named Children's Development Institute to double the number of services for kids with special needs. These services, housed in state-of-the-art-facilities, include additional pediatric physicians and therapists, family support services, and specialized equipment.
  • Beginning in the fall of 2016, we will be able to provide a seamless continuum of care for children between the hospital and home. This will provide their parents with some needed respite from care in the region’s first sub-acute unit at the Center for Medically Fragile Children.
  • Expanding dental care in a safe environment for children with special needs or who have high anxiety when receiving dental care.

Following the vision of the Sisters of Providence, the Child Center is a leader in caring for kids and for offering life-enriching programs that make our children, families, and communities healthier and stronger. It is our responsibility to make sure this vision lives on because there are so many who need it. With your help, we can!

With thanks,
Don Hanna