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SAFE STATION: The PVD Safe Stations program allows those battling drug addiction to come to city fire stations to seek treatment or information. Speaking with Zach R. Kenyon, right, Providence Fire Department acting EMS chief, are firefighters Garrett Sullivan, left, and Alvin Urena. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

City fire stations help combat drug addiction

Between 2009 and 2016, more than 1,700 Rhode Islanders died from drug overdoses.This sobering statistic is from the Prevent Overdose Rhode Island action plan...
SEN. JOSHUA MILLER, D-Cranston, is chairman of the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services, a member of the Senate Committee on Environment & Agriculture and the Democratic caucus policy chair./ COURTESY WWW.JOSHUAMILLER.ORG

Five Questions With: Joshua Miller

Sen. Joshua Miller, D-Cranston, is chairman of the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services, a member of the Senate Committee on Environment &...
ANNE ACHILLE is manager of the Providence Center’s Adolescent Partial Hospital and Intensive Outpatient Treatment programs. / COURTESY THE PROVIDENCE CENTER

Five Questions With: Ann Achille

Ann Achille, manager of The Providence Center’s Adolescent Partial Hospital and Intensive Outpatient Treatment programs, is a licensed mental health counselor and licensed chemical...
AT THE PODIUM, Mayor Jorge Elorza helps announce the launch of 12 'safe stations' for addiction referral in Providence fire stations. To his left, Providence Public Safety Commissioner Steven Pare. / COURTESY OFFICE OF THE MAYOR OF PROVIDENCE

Providence offers substance addiction referrals at fire stations

PROVIDENCE —  The city of Providence will establish 12 fire stations as 24/7 centers providing referrals for treatment and support for substance based addiction...
THE PROVIDENCE CENTER will open a teen-oriented substance use disorder recovery center in January, thanks in part to a $20,000 grant from Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island. / COURTESY THE PROVIDENCE CENTER

BCBSRI pledges $20K for R.I.’s first substance use disorder recovery center

PROVIDENCE – A $20,000 grant from Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island has helped The Providence Center raise the full $400,000 needed...
BUTLER HOSPITAL will be the site of a new 24-hour opioid treatment center, funded through the Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities, and Hospitals using a federal grant. / COURTESY BUTLER HOSPITAL

Raimondo, Butler officials detail $242K opioid-treatment program

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and Care New England representatives, along with officials from Butler Hospital, The Providence Center, and Continuum Behavioral Health, announced...

Planka awarded for her work with Mentor Rhode Island

Jana M. Planka was recognized as one of the 2017 Myra Kraft Community MVP Award winners by the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation for...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTHa nd the Health Professionals Loan Repayment Board announced $686,000 in loan repayment awards on Thursday.

Loan repayment awards reduces health disparities, strengthens the health care workforce

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Health and the Health Professionals Loan Repayment Board announced in a June 29 ceremony that more than $686,000...
THE PROVIDENCE CENTER and the West Warwick Police Department announced a new partnership to fight opioid addiction Monday. /COURTESY THE PROVIDENCE CENTER

The Providence Center and West Warwick Police Department collaborate to fight...

Updated at 2:32 p.m.PROVIDENCE – The Providence Center, a Care New England facility, and the West Warwick Police Department announced a new partnership to...
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