For a refugee who is a survivor of torture, traumatic reminders of the past can be found anywhere at any time.

This is even true on what should be a joyous day–interviewing for U.S. citizenship. For refugees, gaining citizenship can be a source of great pride and a way to mark a new beginning. Walking past a uniformed guard at the entrance of the Robert A. Young Federal Building and entering a small, windowless room where the interview occurs can make the experience feel more like an interrogation than a test.

Places for People (PfP) and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently worked together to decrease the chance of re-traumatizing survivors of torture who are interviewing for U.S. citizenship.


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Places for People received the Health Care Advocacy Organization of the Year Award from the St. Louis American Foundation on Friday, April 26, at the 13th Annual Salute to Excellence in Health Care Awards Luncheon. PfP was represented at the luncheon by several board members, administrators, staff members and persons Read More

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Batter up! Pancake batter, that is. The Message Design class at the Department of Communication at Saint Louis University served “Pancakes for People” at the SLU Quad during the day and again later in front of Humphrey’s Restaurant and Tavern. All proceeds benefit Places for People. The event is the Read More


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Did you know St. Louis Area Foodbank donated more than 23,000 pounds of food in 2012 to individuals served by Places for People? Any time a person served by PfP moves from transitional housing or homelessness he or she is eligible to receive more than 100 pounds of food from Read More


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Last week, we received this question from the Contact Us page of our website. “Why do you need medicaid for homeless mentally ill services?” We directed this question to Places for People Executive Director Joe Yancey. His answer follows. “Medicaid allows us to share the cost for treatment and services Read More