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Providence Ministries is a non-profit organization serving the greater Holyoke, MA  Region since 1980. From its inception, the mission of Providence Ministries has been to assist those most in need in the community by providing life’s basic needs of food, Clothing, and shelter. This mission has evolved to include provision of sober housing for men seeking recovery from alcoholism and substance use disorder as well as men who are experiencing homelessness.

Sr. Margaret McCleary, SP, is the foundress of Providence Ministries, including McCleary Manor, Broderick House, Loreto House, Kate’s Kitchen, Margaret’s Pantry and St. Jude’s Clothing Store. We remain affiliated with, and sponsored by, the Sisters of Providence.


The mission of Providence Ministries is to provide life sustaining and life changing programs to a population that is in need.  From the very beginning of our history, we have seen God’s providential hand working in this organization, and we are excited to see what is before us. Our past is steeped in countless testimonies of success and provision.  Stories of hope, and help. Our mission is to ensure that the future of Providence Ministries holds to the values that made it strong while adapting to the ever changing cultural atmosphere around us.  There are still good people doing good work and we are proud to count ourselves in that company.


The positive, encouraging impact
Providence Ministries has had on
our community in 2020.


All this work is made possible by a dedicated team of six full time and two part time employees plus the dedicated volunteers who work tirelessly to enhance the mission of Providence Ministries

With Your Help, Wishes Do Come True.

The gift of money is a great way to help but there are many other ways to help. If you would like more ways to make a difference in the lives of people in your community you can visit our wish list.

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Brenda McGiverin
Board Chair

Jeannie Filomeno
Interim Vice Chair

Paul Malouin
Financial Chair

Sr. Mary Caritas, SP

Doreen Fadus

Maureen Holland

Sharron O’Day

Sr. Maxyne Schneider, SSJ

Lynn Ireland

Johanna Maldonado

Sr. Margaret McCleary, S.P.

Professional Team Members

Jennie Adamczyk

Executive Director

Michael Nowak

Associate Director

Axel Fontanez

Housing Director

Michael Clark

Facilities Director

Brenda Lamagdeleine

Pantry Manager

Jessica Perella

Pantry Assistant

Joseph Adamczyk


Heather Merrill

Housing Administrator

Stephanie Trombley

Financial Coordinator

Susan Fournier

Supportive Services

Abigail Adamczyk

Supportive Services Coordinator

Jasmine Colon

Chef and foodWorks Instructor, Kate's Kitchen

Frederick Waterman

Kate’s Kitchen Cook

Robert Gale

Kate’s Kitchen Cook

Derek Cyr

Kate’s Kitchen Cook