Asked Questions about The Providence Adult Day Care Center, Inc.
What is the Providence
Adult Day Care Center, Inc.?
What is the structure
of the Providence Adult Day Care Center, Inc.?
What are the Center's
sources of revenue?
Who owns and operates the
Providence Adult Day Care Center?
What are the services
provided in the Center?
What impact has the Providence
Adult Day Care Center had on the community?
What is the Providence Adult Day Care Center,
The Providence Adult Day Care Center, Inc., established in 1993,
is a 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit corporation. The purpose for
which the corporation was formed is to make available in a structured
environment, health care services, and educational and recreational
activities for low and moderate income, medically vulnerable adults
and seniors in Baltimore City and the surrounding areas.
What is the structure of the Providence
Adult Day Care Center, Inc.?
The Providence Adult Day Care Center, Inc., which is an outgrowth
of the church's community outreach initiatives, has its own separate
Board of Directors, Articles of Incorporaion, By-Laws, and 501 (c)(3)
tax-exempt status. This structure allows the Providence Adult Day
Care Center, Inc. to raise funds from various sources, to include
individuals, corporations, foundations, local, state, and federal
governments. These funds are used to support the many programs and
services of the Providence Adult Day Care Center. The composition
of the thirteen-member Board of Directors consists of members from
Providence Baptist Church and the Baltimore community.
What are the Center's sources of revenue?
Participants who are enrolled in the adult day care program have
their fees paid for by Medicaid through the State Department of
Health and Mental Hygiene(DHMH), Veterans Administration (VA), City
of Baltimore's Commission on Aging, or individual family members
(private pay). These revenues are contingent upon particpants' daily
attendance. (If participants are absent the Center does not receive
payment for those days).
Funds are also received from individuals who contribute to the Providence
Adult Center, Inc. through payroll deduction by designating the
Providence Adult Day Care Center, Inc. on their Maryland Charity
or Combined Charity Campaign pledge cards or through the United
Way Campaign. In addition to individual support, grants have also
been received from several foundations and corporations. The Board
will continue to solicit outside grant support as well as annual
Who owns and operates the Providence Adult
Day Care Center?
The Providence Adult Day Care Center, Inc. owns the Center building.
Numerous volunteers - many of who are Providence Church members,
delivering services and programs for our participants, assist the
professional staff of ten paid employees. The Center's director
and staff report to the Providence Adult Day Care Center Board of
What are the services provided in the Center?
As stated in the Articles of Incorporation, the services that are
provided consist of health care services, educational and recreational
activities, for low and moderate-income senior members in the City
of Baltimore and the surrounding areas. These services and many
more are provided during the Center's operational hours of 8:30
a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
What impact has the Providence Adult Day
Care Center had on the community?
Currently there are 71 participants enrolled in this program. Many
of these medically vulnerable seniors have lost family members and
friends over the years and have very few support persons to assist
them during the day. The Center provides participants with a warm,
nurturing environment where their medical and nutritional needs
can be monitored; the opportunity to socialize and establish new
relationships with their peers and to participate in a variety of
Without these services, many of the seniors would spend the remainder
of their years in closed, isolated environments. The services provided
by the Providence Adult Day Care Center have added to our participant's
quality of life physically, mentally, and spiritually. A participant
recently articulated the Center's impact:
"This Center and the programs offered have given me a new lease
on life. I look forward to getting up in the morning and coming."
The Center is definitely having a positive impact on our senior
population by providing a "community of caring."