Find Therapists and Counselors in Providence, RI

Find a Therapist in Providence, RI

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About Providence

Providence is a city in Providence County and the capital of Rhode Island. It is located on the Providence River and has a land area of 18 square miles. Providence was founded in 1636 by Roger Williams after he purchased land from the Narragansett Indians. The city was incorporated in 1831.

Providence has 179,000 inhabitants. The ethnic composition of Providence is 40% Hispanic, 36% white, 13% black, and 7% Asian. The median age is 29 years old.

Around 83% of people in Providence are American citizens (compared to the national rate of 93%).Thirty percent of residents are foreign-born. Over 49% of people in Providence speak a foreign language at home. The city has 60,000 Spanish speakers and 2,700 Portuguese speakers.

People in Providence earn an average yearly salary of $22,500. Ten percent of residents under age 65 have a disability. Over 15% of this age group lack health insurance. Over 28% of residents live in poverty. 

Mental Health in Providence

Substance abuse prevention is an important issue for city officials in Providence. The Providence Healthy Communities Office (HCO) creates policies for drug and alcohol prevention in the city. The HCO works with many local organizations and agencies to provide education and outreach. It oversees programs for youths, seniors, and families.

Opioid addiction among inmates is a special area of concern in Providence. In 2016, the city began providing treatment to inmates who had issues with opioid use. These efforts have resulted in a 61% decrease in overdose deaths after incarceration. Some health experts believe the city’s treatment model can be used to reduce the opioid-related mortality rate nationwide.

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