House of Providence

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The House of Providence is a therapeutic home for foster children in Oxford. Children in abusive homes are at greater risk during the coronavirus pandemic because social distancing measures are interrupting the protection systems created by social workers, other professionals, and nonprofits. The House of Providence helps children in the foster care system by providing them with individual care and a safe and secure home. Its facilities include a family-style dining area, family room, and separate homes for boys and girls. This familial environment gives a feeling of stability to those without a permanent family of their own. The staff help children grow into adults by preparing them for leaving the institution and integrating themselves into the community. Foster youth at the House of Providence receive their education from the Oxford School District. The nonprofit organization depends on donations to meet the needs of their residents. House of Providence estimates there are 14,000 children in foster care in the state of Michigan.

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