Places for People is a non-profit healthcare organization, serving people with severe mental illness and substance use disorders in St. Louis, MO, USA.
Places for People engages 1,600 people in ongoing program services. PfP provides outreach to 3,800 people through intake calls, going out into the community to provide resource and referral assistance, and by providing assessment, triage services and referrals to other service providers.
Places for People provides an unparalleled toolkit of programs, services, and resources for people who have serious mental illnesses, typically accompanied by complex and multilayered challenges: chronic homelessness, substance abuse disorder, primary health disorders, and trauma. Our new mission statement, adopted in March 2013, reflects our commitment to serve the most vulnerable people in our community: “Provide caring, effective services to help those with the greatest challenges recover from mental illness and associated chronic illnesses.”
Mission: By combining human connection with evidence-based care, Places for People understands, empowers, and supports people living with mental and physical illness.
When developing a medication plan for a child or youth, Trish Hill works together with the child and caregiver every step of the way. "Doing what’s right for the kid and the family is always the priority," Trish said.
Read more about Trish, an Advanced Practice Nurse in our Youth and Family Services program, on our Perspectives blog: https://www.placesforpeople.org/blog/a-collaboration-hill-empowers-youth-caregivers-when-prescribing-medications.
As a prescriber for Places for People’s Youth and Family Services program, Trish Hill strives to work collaboratively with youth and caregivers to empower them in their wellness journey.
Learn more about Trish and her role as an Advanced Practice Nurse who supports youth and caregivers in this profile on the Perspectives blog: https://www.placesforpeople.org/blog/a-collaboration-hill-empowers-youth-caregivers-when-prescribing-medications.
We are one month away from Trivia Gras, Places for People's night of general knowledge trivia! Do you have your table yet? Assemble your team of 8 and join us at Crestwood Community Center on February 15! More details at: https://www.placesforpeople.org/events/trivia-gras.
[01/14/20] If your 2020 goals include seeking support for a substance use concern, please contact our outpatient program at 314.615.2119 to talk confidentially with a team member who is trained to assist you during your wellness journey. Thanks to a grant, we are able to help individuals who are uninsured or under-insured.
Places for People’s 2-year Youth Opportunity Program project, which was supported by tax credits awarded by the Missouri Department of Economic Development, ended on December 31, with outcomes that exceeded all performance targets.
Your support made this program a success + made a positive impact on youth in our community.
Learn more about our Youth and Family Services at https://www.placesforpeople.org/how-we-help/youth-and-family-services.
A recent study by Places for People’s Research and Evaluation team exploring the relationship between post-traumatic stress symptoms and depressive symptoms among individuals served through a SAMHSA-funded program to provide mental health, substance use, and housing support services to persons experiencing chronic homelessness was published online in the The Journal of Social Distress and Homelessness.
Read more about the study and its findings on our Perspectives blog: https://www.placesforpeople.org/blog/study-by-pfp-explores-relationship-between-ptsd-and-depressive-symptoms.
Registration for our annual trivia night, Trivia Gras, is now open! Get your team of 8 together for an evening of general knowledge trivia on Saturday, February 15, at Crestwood Community Center. $200 for a table, which includes free water and beer. Register at: https://www.placesforpeople.org/trivia-gras-registration.
Our services are designed to meet people where they are on their road to health + healing. If you’re not sure what service is best for you (Behavioral Health, Outpatient Therapy, Outpatient Services for Substance Use Concerns, or Youth and Family Services) or your loved one, don’t worry – there is no wrong door for entry. Find contact information for all of our services at https://www.placesforpeople.org/how-we-help/intake-and-assessment.
[01/03/20] If your 2020 goals include seeking support for a substance use disorder, please contact our outpatient program at 314.615.2119 to talk confidentially with a team member who is trained in addressing your concerns and supporting your wellness journey. Thanks to a grant, we are able to help individuals who are uninsured or under-insured.
At the 2019 Mental Health America of Eastern Missouri Snow Ball Gala, Places for People Vice President of Research and Development Dr. Gary Morse received the Silver Key Award.
The Silver Key Award is presented annually to "individuals or organizations whose contributions to the mental health field demonstrate a devotion to the eradication of stigma that often prevents people from seeking treatment. The award acknowledges the effort, values and ethics that comprise the character of those who support improved treatment and care of people with mental illness."
Read Dr. Morse's speech on the Perspectives blog: https://www.placesforpeople.org/blog/morse-receives-silver-key-award-from-mha-em. (Photo via The Ladue News.)
We are grateful to the families of Elegant Child Early Learning Center who donated and delivered presents today for more than 80 families served by Places for People! It took a moving truck to get it all to our campus! We are also thankful to ARCO Construction Company, ESCO Technologies, and several individuals who donated presents that will make this a brighter holiday season for many more families!
At the 2019 Longest Night Memorial Service, Don Shipp of Places for People told three heartfelt stories. The last story was about a co-worker who died last month with 30 friends and family in her hospital room, singing as she made her transition.
"That's what I want for all of our homeless people. That they don't die a stranger in our community alone and unknown, but that they, like the rest of us, have the opportunity to go to the next transition with all of their loved ones around us."
We gathered tonight at Centenary UMC of Saint Louis to remember 12 people who died unhoused in St. Louis in 2019. As Rev. Kathleen Wilder said in her welcome, "Every single human being has value. Every single human being has an impact on this world." The memorial service allows us to say "You are valued and you are remembered." Thank you to Imam Muhamed Hasic, Don Shipp of Places for People, and Rev. Wilder for speaking tonight, and Bill Byrd for a beautiful song.
In this season of caring and generosity, we are thankful to everyone who supports Places for People! Yesterday we were overwhelmed by the efforts of the Lake St. Louis and Kansas City offices of MTM, Inc. who fulfilled the wish lists for three families served by our Youth and Family Services program!
What a night! The Keys for Keys Performance Series ended last night at The Dark Room with an amazing show by Ethan Leinwand, Nick Pence, and Miss Jubilee! We are grateful to St. Louis Blues Society and Kranzberg Arts Foundation for being presenting partners for the event, and a big thank you to Jackson Pianos for putting together this series to Raise Funds, Raise Awareness, and Raise Spirits.
Couldn’t make it to tonight’s Keys for Keys finale? Watch The Dark Room recording of Ethan Leinwand, Nick Pence and Miss Jubilee. Thank you to Jackson Pianos and all of our series sponsors for helping to Raise Funds, Raise Awareness, and Raise Spirits this December!
The St. Louis Blues Society presents Ethan Leinwand, Miss Jubilee, and Nick Pence!
We’re ready for the final public show in the Keys for Keys Performance Series, presented by Jackson Pianos. Stop by the The Dark Room for “A Blue(s) Christmas” to see Ethan Leinwand, Nick Pence, and Miss Jubilee between 7-10 tonight. The Dark Room will donate $3 to Places for People for every item purchased off a special Keys for Keys menu.
One of the goals of the Keys for Keys performance series, presented by Jackson Pianos, is to "raise awareness." We want people to know where to start, if they know someone who needs to inquire about services. Thanks to grant funding, we are able to offer many of our services, including outpatient substance use treatment and outpatient therapy, to people who do not have insurance or are under-insured. Visit our website to learn more about where to start: https://www.placesforpeople.org/how-we-help/intake-and-assessment.
We are caroling at Soulard Farmers Market until noon as part of the Keys for Keys Performance Series, presented by Jackson Pianos! Come sing with us or stop by to learn more about how Places for People’s provides a human approach to health + healing.
Last Friday, Johanna Jones of Places for People and Joe Jackson of Jackson Pianos were guests on "Friday Morning with the Arts" hosted by Jim Doyle on Classic 107.3 - Radio Arts Foundation. Joe explained the inspiration for the performance series. Video and images are from Tuesday's Keys for Keys performance by Alex Sinclair at Nathaniel Rivers Place.
Join us this Saturday from 10-12 at Keys for Keys – Carols at the Spinet at Soulard Farmers Market and Tuesday at Keys for Keys – A Blue(s) Christmas at The Dark Room as we "Raise Funds, Raise Awareness and Raise Spirits!"
Join us next Saturday, December 21, for The Longest Night memorial service to remember those who died unhoused in our community in 2019. The service will start at 4 p.m. at Centenary UMC of Saint Louis and will be followed by a candlelight vigil outside the church.
We are grateful to MrsKesh Kent for serving as our emcee at the Holiday Happy Hour last night at Blue Strawberry STL, and for Sweetie & The Toothaches for providing the evening's music. The goals of the Keys for Keys Performance Series, presented by Jackson Pianos, are to Raise Funds, Raise Awareness, and Raise Spirits, and Kesha + Sweetie and the Toothaches helped do all three Wednesday evening.
Join us this Saturday at Soulard Farmers Market from 10 until noon for "Carols at the Spinet" with the Keys for Keys Singers and Alex Sinclair on piano, and then Tuesday for the Keys for Keys finale at The Dark Room for "A Blue(s) Christmas" with Ethan Leinwand, Nick Pence and Miss Jubilee.
Last night's Holiday Happy Hour at Blue Strawberry STL featured a special guest appearance by The GRACE FIELD, who dedicated a song of hope, "Somewhere Over the Rainbow," to Places for People. Grace will be performing tonight at the Blue Strawberry and will be donating proceeds from her merchandise sales to Places for People! Here is a portion of Grace's performance at last night's Keys for Keys event, presented by @Jackson Pianos. For more details about buying tickets for Grace's show, visit https://bluestrawberrystl.com/show/detail/31.
Thank you to everyone who attended tonight’s Holiday Happy Hour at Blue Strawberry STL tonight! The first public event of the Keys for Keys Performance Series, presented by Jackson Pianos, succeeded in its goal to Raise Funds, Raise Awareness, and Raise Spirits! We were delighted to have Kesha Kent as our emcee, and music from Sweetie & The Toothaches.
The Jackson Pianos Traveling Yellow Piano visited Nathaniel Rivers Place yesterday for the second Keys for Keys stop at a location where Places for People provides services. Alex Sinclair provided the music while party-goers made ornaments, enjoyed food, and played games.
Keys for Keys, presented by Jackson Pianos, continues tonight with the first public show of the performance series. Join us at Blue Strawberry STL with Sweetie and the Toothaches from 5-7 p.m. Admission is free, and valet parking will be provided.
We're excited for tomorrow's kickoff event of the Keys for Keys performance series! Come see Sweetie and the Toothaches with the Jackson Pianos Traveling Yellow Piano at Blue Strawberry STL at "Holiday Happy Hour" from 5-7 p.m. During the event, 10% of all sales and 30% of all sales from a specialty cocktail selection will be donated to Places for People to help support an individual approach to health + healing!
Reserve your table at https://www.placesforpeople.org/events/keys-for-keys-blue-strawberry.
Get ready for "Holiday Happy Hour" with this clip of Sweetie and the Toothaches from the first Keys for Keys event, presented by @Jackson Pianos.
Come to Blue Strawberry STL between 5-7 this Wednesday for "Holiday Happy Hour," the first public show in the Keys for Keys Performance Series, presented by @Jackson Pianos. Sweetie and the Toothaches will be swinging on stage, and Kesha Kent will be our emcee for the evening. See the Traveling Yellow Piano and help us "Raise Funds, Raise Awareness and Raise Spirits!" More details at: https://www.placesforpeople.org/events/keys-for-keys-blue-strawberry/
On Classic Hits 107.3 WRSW with Jim Doyle talking about the Keys for Keys Performance Series, presented by Jackson Pianos. Tune in now to hear Friday Morning with the Arts.
The Jackson Pianos Traveling Yellow Piano made its debut on Tuesday at Places at Page - the first of three performances at sites where Places for People provides services. Ryan Torpea played and sang. Crafts were made. Pictures were taken. Food was eaten. A good time was had by all. The event exemplifies Jackson Pianos' mission to bring the arts to the people. Join us on December 11 for the first public Keys for Keys performance when Sweet and the Toothaches play at the Holiday Happy Hour at Blue Strawberry STL! Find more details here: Keys for Keys – Holiday Happy Hour at Blue Strawberry
The Jackson Pianos Traveling Yellow Piano is ready for its debut today at Places at Page! See and hear it for yourself next Wednesday at Blue Strawberry STL from 5-7 at the Keys for Keys Holiday Happy Hour, presented by Jackson Pianos.
Thank you to everyone who has made a donation on Giving Tuesday to support the individual approach to health + healing that happens at Places for People! Your support makes an impact on the individuals we serve. For instance, a $25 gift contributes to our ability to provide medication planners, which improves medication adherence and increases independence. A $100 gift contributes to our ability to provide bus passes and transportation assistance, which can allow individuals to make appointments.
Today is Giving Tuesday! We are thankful to everyone who chooses to donate today to support health + healing. From learning Mental Health First Aid to holding a collection drive for winter wear, there are many ways to give back this holiday season. Thank you to everyone who acts to empower people living with mental illness and substance use disorders.
"Jackson Pianos believes in the importance of the arts in making our city a better place to live." Learn more about the inspiration for and goals of the Keys for Keys performance series, presented by Jackson Pianos in this Q&A with STL Nonprofit News.
stlnonprofitnews.org A St Louis piano company and a nonprofit create a unique way to recognize and support services to support the homeless and those with mental illness
Patti and Ellis Fitzwalter of HEAL : Stop Heroin Inc share the experiences of their late son and how they became advocates at Monday's Opioid Roundtable hosted by Places for People and Attorney General Eric Schmitt.
Callan Howton of Behavioral Health Network STL said that the EPICC program has served 5,000 people, which is much higher than the original estimate of 250 people who would be helped by the program. Howton was part of the Opioid Roundtable on Monday hosted by Places for People and Attorney General Eric Schmitt.
Nichole Dawsey of NCADA discusses the importance of early education and intervention in addressing the opioid epidemic at Monday's Opioid Roundtable hosted by Places for People and Attorney General Eric Schmitt
Ned Presnall of Clayton Behavioral discusses success experienced with bringing treatment to primary care providers at Monday's Opioid Roundtable discussion hosted by Places for People and Attorney General Eric Schmitt.
Jordan Hampton of Recovery House discusses the importance of peers in addressing the opioid epidemic at Monday’s Opioid Roundtable hosted by Places for People and Attorney General Eric Schmitt.
Brenda Schell of Missouri Recovery Network touts the importance of S.H.I.P. - stabilization, housing, interventions and peers – in addressing the opioid epidemic at Monday’s Opioid Roundtable hosted by Places for People and Attorney General Eric Schmitt.
Lauren Green of Missouri Institute of Mental Health discusses the need for increased access to medications in the community, as well increasing resources for the workforce, education, research and evaluation during Monday's Opioid Roundtable hosted by Places for People and Attorney General Eric Schmitt.
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