In our more than 40 years of experience in providing housing and mental health services, we can affirm that the Housing First model works. "Housing First" simply means that housing is the beginning, rather than the end, of a successful recovery from mental illness, substance abuse, and chronic homelessness. Our wrap-around supports assist individuals in maintaining housing while they work on their recovery goals. We strive to support an individual's housing needs as his or her needs and goals change over time.Our experience confirms that most of those we serve desire to live independently. Our array of housing, which includes subsidies and specialized, supported housing, is designed to promote each individual’s goals around housing and recovery. Annually, more than 80% of our clients live independently in the community.
Places for People provides long-term housing assistance to people with serious mental illness who are living independently. We subsidize rent through HUD and Missouri programs that allow individuals to lease from private landlords. Places for People also owns and operates 68 units of housing, as well as emergency respite beds. Participants pay a percentage of income toward the cost of housing, with the hope that as skills and income improve, tenants take on more responsibility for their rental contribution.
Places for People annually assists hundreds of people with serious mental illness who are living independently. Through our community support teams, we provide different things for different people to promote successful independent living housing. These services include:
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 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. All walk-ins will meet with an intake clinician for screening, information about PfP services, and/or community resources.
Places for People, Inc. 4130 Lindell BoulevardSt. Louis, MO 63108 Tel: 314.535.5600Get directions to our Recovery Center Campus