A Tradition of Caring

Looking after our neighbors and community members with the greatest needs is the core of what we do. Our tradition of caring in the West began in 1856 when our founders, the Sisters of Providence, came to Washington and opened their home to a sick, cold and penniless 85-year-old man in need of shelter. That humble beginning eventually grew to become Providence Supportive Housing.

Providence Supportive Housing is part of Providence Health & Services, a not-for-profit Catholic health care system. The commitment and compassion of the Sisters of Providence is evident in our rich history and it inspires us to continuing serving those in need.


As people of Providence, we reveal God’s love for all, especially the poor and vulnerable, through our compassionate service.

Core Values

  • Respect
  • Compassion
  • Justice
  • Excellence
  • Stewardship

Vision Statement

Together, as people of Providence, we answer the call of every person we serve: know me, care for me, ease my way.