Special Feature | TXi Presents Innovator Spotlight: Who Is Judith Bell?

Updated: Sep 13

Providence Place is ending the cycle of generational trauma through innovative services.


The story of Providence Place began in 1895 when Madame Volino, the owner of a San Antonio brothel, experienced a life-changing conversion and committed her home as a rescue mission for vulnerable women and helped them place their babies for adoption.


Since then, Providence Place has placed more than 6,000 children in loving homes. Providence Place is a professional adoption agency fully licensed by the state of Texas and recognized as a pioneer in open adoption with a reputation for integrity.


Today Providence Place provides multi-purpose programming to various populations. These include adult survivors of complex trauma, women facing an unplanned pregnancy, families with children under the age of three and children and youth in foster care.


We had the pleasure of meeting the Providence Place team, including Judith Bell, the CEO of this incredible organization.


Judith Bell


Bell has worked as the President and CEO of Providence Place since 2016 after she began as the COO in 2011. Over the past decade, Bell has helped usher in a new era for Providence Place as their My Mariposa Home for women opened in May of 2019.


As CEO, Bell is able to use her 20+ years of experience to impact San Antonio women in need directly and be the voice they never had.


Experience her story in this Special Feature: Who Is Judith Bell?



Texas Innovators is a digital magazine and news platform that celebrates the achievements of our neighbors. Across Texas, people are working every day to make our lives better. The social worker who figures out a unique way to affect the lives of children, the researcher working on a cure for cancer, or the business owner who has identified a niche in a growing market. We are proud to showcase the people in Texas who are innovating, trailblazing, and making us better as a whole.