Provide caring, effective services to help those with the greatest challenges recover from mental illness and associated chronic illnesses.
Through the provision of accessible, efficient, effective and accountable treatment services; individuals and families served will reach their full potential for a purposeful and meaningful life.
These are the values that we believe in and that guide the work of Places for People:
“Illuminating the possibilities” and working collaboratively with those we serve to design a path toward a meaningful life.
Addressing all aspects of health and well-being for those we serve.
Identifying and delivering services that are proven to promote positive change.
Constantly looking for ways to improve processes and services for the highest quality outcomes for those we serve and for the organization as a whole.
Providing the people we serve the services and skills necessary to achieve their personal goals and ensuring our staff are well-trained, well-supported and well-compensated.
Embracing innovation and technology understanding that our industry is still evolving and will be continually changing.
Developing effective relationships with funders, other providers and the community in order to successfully achieve our mission.
Respecting the diverse backgrounds, individuality and “lived experience” of the people with whom we serve and work.
The Places for People Board of Directors approved a new strategic plan in March 2013 to guide the organization between 2013 and 2016. The plan has two goals.
Places for People will Demonstrate Excellence in Programs and Services
Places for People Will Attain the Financial Resources and Develop the Infrastructure Necessary to Fulfill Our Mission
Places for People combines the rich histories of two leading mental health providers, Places for People and Community Alternatives. The two agencies merged in 2011 to better serve people with the most complex mental health needs. Retaining the name Places for People, the organization continued to provide all services previously available at either agency. The merger also occurred to confront a challenge faced by any non-profit organization: to ensure a sustainable future. To accomplish this objective going forward, Places for People must continue to refine and reinforce our overall policy and operations, direct program delivery, and financial resources.
Policy and Operations
Places for People will continue our transition to a recovery-focused, community-based model that addresses health status, community integration and employment through deployment of purposeful treatment interventions. PfP will continue to adjust to state level changes in funding, effective integration of physical and behavioral health, more stringent compliance requirements in regard to documentation and clarity of medical necessity, and increasing demand for metrics of improvement in health care outcomes.
Places for People will continue to improve access to services, define ourselves in the marketplace, and quantify those improvements in behavioral and physical health outcomes. We will demonstrate how well-coordinated healthcare for people with the greatest needs can result in improved health status and decreased overall health care costs.
Places for People will match its current size by replenishing the organization’s operating account and rebuilding an adequate capital reserve by honing its financial management infrastructure and developing its private fundraising base.
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 glimpse into the lives of people living with mental illness and the people who have dedicated their careers to help.
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Places for People, Inc. 4130 Lindell BoulevardSt. Louis, MO 63108 Tel: 314.535.5600Get directions to our Recovery Center Campus