Mission Statement: In collaboration with community partners, we aim to promote healthy family functioning by providing educational, nutritional, and social support programs for families in need of immediate assistance and long term goal attainment.


The Providence Center, with a spirit of genuine compassion and hospitality, connects individuals and families with education and resources to empower them to improve their lives.


We partner with community organizations that share our vision of a vibrant old South End and metropolitan Toledo where people have hope, dignity, and an opportunity for self-sufficiency.


Our roots date back to the early 1970s and a small neighborhood center serving the Latino community. Formerly known as the Aurora Gonzalez Community and Family Resource Center, The Providence Center today offers expanded services and programs and serves a broad population.

I feel The Providence Center care a lot about me. I feel respected and wanted here.

Derek - Age 41


I find The Providence Center an embracing and loving atmosphere. I’m always happy and secure when I am here.

Nancy - Age 46


From coming and volunteering my time to The Providence Center, it has given me a warm welcome feeling everyday that I come in. This place shares the love and respect of everyone.

Doris - Age 40

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The Providence Center

for Social & Economic Empowerment

1205 Broadway

Toledo, Ohio 43609

419-244-0666 PHONE

419-244-0691 FAX