The Providence Center Hosts Its Annual Circle of Stars Event and Raises $275,000 for Mental Health and Addiction Services

PROVIDENCE, RI —The Providence Center (TPC) hosted its annual Circle of Stars event at the Rhode Island Convention Center, raising $275,000 for crucial mental health care in our state. Donors and supporters gathered in person to learn about the emergent need for mental health and addiction services for those struggling with substance use issues in our state. 

Money raised at the event will support The Center’s 60+ innovative life-saving mental health and addiction care services. 

The evening also honored Mary Hauser, for her steadfast dedication to the addictions and behavioral health field for over 50 years. 

Mary Marran, president of The Providence Center, and Sr. VP of Behavioral Health Services at Care New England said, “It was a wonderful evening, and the community came out to show their support for the hard work our physicians and nurses do every day to improve the health and well-being of Rhode Islanders. Without our supporters, we would not be able to provide the excellent standard of care we do, which helps so many get back to living their best life.” 

“I would also like to thank our Board of Trustees and our donor community. Their unwavering leadership and financial support have helped us to sustain vital programs and fund new innovation needed to change lives and even save lives,” added Marran. 

This year’s top sponsors include Presenting Sponsors Youths’ Friends Association; Carol G. Barton; Dispill-USA Inc.; Mary Hauser and Dr. David Binsack; Platinum Sponsors Ro Mede and Tom Rainey and Mary and Mike Schwartz; Gold Sponsor Cox Business, Marasco & Nesselbush, LLP, and UnitedHealthcare and Optum; Silver Sponsors Shelley and Jim Botvin; John and Terry Conelias; Go To Services, LLC; Hollis Meddings Group; Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island and Otrando Porcaro & Associates, Ltd.

About The Providence Center

The Providence Center, a Care New England affiliate, is Rhode Island’s largest community behavioral health organization. Serving more than 16,00 people a year, TPC operates with an annual budget of $54 million and employs 500 staff.  Through over 60 programs and wraparound services, TPC helps adults, adolescents, and children affected by psychiatric illnesses, emotional issues, and addiction by providing treatment and supportive services within a community setting. Its services are provided in 30 locations across the state.