Preferred Behavioral Health Group Awarded $10,000 Major Grant from The Provident Bank Foundation

August 20, 2019.

Brick—Preferred Behavioral Health Group (PBHG) announced it has received a Major Grant in the amount of $10,000 from The Provident Bank Foundation to support their Shore Adolescent Independent Living  (SAIL) program in Toms River.

Preferred Behavioral Health Group was selected to receive the grant based on their 41-year history of providing mental health and substance use programs in the area.  The SAIL program provides critical programming five days a week to teens 13-18 years of age that live with a mental health condition. The students receive individual, group, and family therapy as well as academic education, psychiatric treatment and medication monitoring. The grant from Provident Bank Foundation will support the program by assisting with the transportation costs enabling the teens to get to and from the program.

“As with any daily program, often the greatest challenge is providing participants with reliable transportation,” said Mary Pat Angelini, PBHG President and CEO “We are extremely appreciative of Provident Bank for helping us bring this successful program to youth with mental health challenges throughout Ocean County,” she continued.

“The Provident Bank Foundation is honored to help further initiatives that are making a difference in the lives of residents in our local area,” said Jane Kurek, Executive Director, The Provident Bank Foundation. “We are pleased to support organizations that contribute to a sense of community and offer a diverse set of programs that make people healthier, happier and safer.”

The goal of the Major Grant is to support organizations that have identified an immediate need in the community and for the individuals they serve. The Provident Bank Foundation’s funding directly supports efforts to enhance the quality of life in the New Jersey and Pennsylvania communities served by Provident Bank through three Funding Priority Areas: Community Enrichment, Education, and Health, Youth & Families.

Picture Caption. Jane Kurek, Executive Director of The Provident Bank Foundation (2nd from left), along with Stacey Kavanagh, VP/Market Manager of Provident Bank (left) and Virginia Tesch,VP/Market Manager of Provident Bank (far right) presented The Provident Bank Foundation’s $10,000 Major Grant to Mary Pat Angelini, Preferred Behavioral Health Group President and CEO .

About Preferred Behavioral Health Group

Preferred Behavioral Health Group is the premier mental health and substance use provider serving Ocean and Monmouth Counties and beyond, helping to build up individuals, communities, and families so they can live improved lives, embrace healthy lifestyles, and can enjoy a higher quality of mental, psychological, and physical health. For more information, visit

About The Provident Bank Foundation

The Provident Bank Foundation was established in 2003 by Provident Bank to enhance the quality of life in the region through support of not-for-profit groups, institutions, schools and other 501(c)(3) organizations that provide services in communities served by the Bank. Since inception, the Foundation has granted more than $25 million to not-for-profit organizations and institutions working toward stronger communities. For more information, visit or call (862) 260-3990.