Caring For Our Community At Large

It’s been 17 years since our inaugural Providence in the Park outreach event at Oppenheimer Park took place. Established in 2002 by the late Sister Margaret Vickers, she saw the event as “a great opportunity for us to go outside ourselves and show that we care for the larger community.”

Now a semi-annual occurrence, Providence people gather together twice a year to hand out warm clothing, bagged lunches, snacks, haircuts and compassion back to our community members and residents in the Downtown Eastside.

For many, our semi-annual event is the embodiment of what Providence Health Care stands for: compassion, mission and meeting the people we serve where they’re at.