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BankNewport Awards $15,000 in Grants to Crossroads Rhode Island and The Providence Center to Bolster Mental Health & Substance Abuse Support Programs

08.16.22

NEWPORT, R.I. – August 16, 2022BankNewport is pleased to announce that it has awarded $15,000 in grants to Crossroads Rhode Island and The Providence Center.

“As a true community bank, supporting those who support our neighbors is essential to our mission,” said Jack Murphy, President & CEO, BankNewport. “We are extremely proud to contribute to the nonprofit community throughout Rhode Island who perform tireless and selfless work to care for those in need.”

BankNewport’s grant to The Providence Center’s COVID-19 Emergency Fund allowed the organization to provide care to 3,127 children and adults in crisis and provide 222 cell phones to low income and homeless patients so they can receive clinical telehealth appointments and services.

“The Providence Center (TPC) is grateful to the BankNewport Foundation for its generous donation, which will be used for the COVID-19 Emergency Fund at TPC. It is this type of compassionate giving that allows our organization to continue its mission of supporting members of our community who are struggling with addiction and recovery, in meaningful ways,” said Mary Marran, president and COO, Butler Hospital; interim president and COO, The Providence Center.

Crossroads’ funds will be used to support mental health services for homeless clients.

“Crossroads is incredibly grateful BankNewport for their generous support of our Mental Health Navigation services,” said Karen A. Santilli, Chief Executive Officer. “As the state’s leading provider of housing and services for Rhode Islanders experiencing homelessness, we know that mental health and housing are interconnected. Crossroads’ Mental Health Navigators are trained to help assess each clients’ unique needs and to connect them with the right services in the community. Addressing mental health issues is essential to helping people find and maintain their housing.”

Pictured: Benjamin Isaiah, Chief Operating Officer, The Providence Center; Marry Marran, President, The Providence Center; David Nolan, Vice President and Branch Manager of BankNewport’s Dorrance Street location; and Jillian Pastina, Chief Nursing Officer, The Providence Center.

About BankNewport:

Founded in 1819 and headquartered in Newport, BankNewport offers a full suite of loan and deposit products and services for families and businesses throughout Rhode Island. BankNewport is one of the longest-standing community banks in the United States and, as a mutual organization, is committed to the financial success of its customers, employees and communities. BankNewport has 18 branch locations, with commercial lending offices in Cumberland and Providence.

BankNewport business lines include OceanPoint Marine Lending, specializing in consumer marine and recreational vehicle financing programs, and OceanPoint Insurance, a Trusted Choice independent insurance agency, providing a broad range of property casualty insurance products, including employee benefits and marine related insurance products. ### Pictured: Benjamin Isaiah, Chief Operating Officer, The Providence Center; Marry Marran, President, The Providence Center; David Nolan, Vice President and Branch Manager of BankNewport’s Dorrance Street location; and Jillian Pastina, Chief Nursing Officer, The Providence Center. -more-