Places for People provides innovative and effective mental health services to people with the greatest and most complex needs but the fewest resources. Each year, our evidence-based and award-winning programs serve nearly 5,400 people in the St. Louis area. Our mission is to “Provide caring, effective services to help those with the greatest challenges recover from mental illness and associated chronic illnesses.”
Places for People combines the rich histories of two leading mental health providers. In 2011, Places for People merged with Community Alternatives. Places for People was founded in 1972 to serve patients discharged from long-term institutionalization at state psychiatric hospitals. Community Alternatives was founded in 1995 when Missouri moved to privatize outpatient mental health care.
Please explore our website and see the pages below for more information about our organization. Direct all media inquiries to the Places for People Development Department at 314.535.2310 or
The unique work performed by Dr. Kelly Gable, Psychiatric Clinical Pharmacist at Places for People, was recently highlighted by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists.
Dr. Gable is the first psychiatric pharmacist to be granted provider and prescriber status by the Missouri Department of Mental Health.
Read the full ASHP article on the ASHP website.
Places for People is proud to introduce Advanced Resources as the Presenting Sponsor of Places for People's 12th Annual Charity Golf Tournament.
Advanced Resources, a Certified Woman-Owned Business Enterprise, is a leading national consulting firm providing Information Technology and Engineering professionals to organizations, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to local start-ups. Advanced Resources is a longtime supporter of Places for People and its annual golf tournament, which has raised more than $500,000 to support the organization's mission since the tournament first teed off in 2003. With the support of sponsors like Advanced Resources, Places for People is able to reach 5,000 people annually in our community who are living with severe mental illness.
This year's tournament will be held Friday, September 12, at Missouri Bluffs Golf Club in St. Charles. Sponsorship opportunities are still available for the four-person scramble. Please contact the Places for People Development Department at 314-535-2310 or
Learn more about Advanced Resources on the company's Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook pages.
Thank you to Robin Adkins and Bridget Boehler of Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., who spent Monday morning volunteering at Places for People. Robin and Bridget helped organize silverware and hygiene products that will be included in move-in boxes that are provided when a person served by Places for People moves from homelessness into permanent housing.
Robin and Bridget volunteered as part of Janssen’s “Days of Caring.” The day of service allows employees of Janssen to uphold the company’s credo, which includes the sentiment, “We are responsible to the communities in which we live and work.”
Robin is a longtime Places for People supporter, and is currently Vice President of the Board of Directors.
Learn more about volunteering at Places for People.
(Edwardsville, IL - Saturday, May 10, 2014) — Congratulations to Dr. Kelly Gable, Places for People Psychiatric Clinical Pharmacist. Dr. Gable, who is is an associate professor at Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville in the Department of Pharmacy Practice in the School of Pharmacy, received the SIUE 2014 Teaching Excellence Award.
The award is the most prestigious teaching award that a faculty member can receive at SIUE.
Gable also serves as adjunct assistant professor with the Saint Louis University School of Medicine’s Department of Neurology and Psychiatry.
To learn more about the honor, please read this article from the Edwardsville Intelligencer.
(Photo credit: SIUE Marketing and Communications)
Places for People was honored to host Mark Stringer, Director of the Division of Behavioral Health, and Kathy Carter, member of the Missouri Mental Health Commission, for a visit on Wednesday, April 30. They learned more about Places for People's programs and services firsthand by visiting the Club, meeting with staff and touring Places at Page. Pictured with Stringer, left, and Carter, next to left, are Executive Director Joe Yancey, Chief Clinical Director Virginia Selleck and Associate Executive Director Gary Morse.
It's safe to say, in most instances when our dedicated staff help the people we serve move into a new residence, there are not three photographers and a video crew there to cover it. That was the case on Wednesday, when Michael moved into his new residence with help from Tracey and Katie from the FACT Team.
Michael's story received attention from local media because he was involved in a video produced by two SLU students that went viral this week. The video has received almost 90,000 views in less than a week.
FACT Supervisor Katie Thumann saw the video Tuesday evening and recognized the man who the two SLU students picked up and took around town. It was Michael, who was scheduled to move in to his first residence in almost three years on Wednesday.
Here are the stories that resulted.
Michael's journey at Places for People started this winter with our Outreach Team. After becoming engaged in services, he moved on to our FACT Team. In just a few months, PfP's staff have gotten him on the correct medications, re-established his Social Security benefits and helped him find a place of his own to live. His next goal is to find a job.
"Homeless man helped by Saint Louis University students in viral video"April 8, 2014by Joe Millitzer and Patrick Clark of Fox 2
"Video of SLU player helping homeless man goes viral"Channel 5 | KDSK.comApril 8, 2014
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If you would like to learn more about Places for People's intake services, please call our Welcome Center at (314) 615-2111.Individuals seeking services at Places for People do not need an appointment. The Places for People Welcome Center, 4130 Lindell Blvd, 63108, has walk-in hours Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. All walk-ins will meet with an intake clinician for screening, information about PfP services, and/or community resources.
At Places for People, we are looking for caring, talented individuals who would like to help us achieve our mission.
See our current job opportunities.
Places for People's web video series, "Changing Perspectives: Stories of Hope, Health and Recovery," provides a look into the lives of people living with mental illness and the people who have dedicated their careers to help.
Philipo's Path to Recovery
Places for People, Inc. 4130 Lindell BoulevardSt. Louis, MO 63108 Tel: 314.535.5600Get directions to our Recovery Center Campus