This week, Maddie Stewart departs Places for People to enter medical school in pursuit of her dream to become a doctor. The two years Stewart spent at Places for People – first as a volunteer and then as an employee – have made an impact on her future focus. “It’s made me commit to community health as the basis for what I do,” she said.
When a new employee starts at Places for People, one of the items on his or her orientation checklist is CPR certification. One day soon, new employees will learn another lifesaving measure, too – how to administer Narcan. “It’s such a powerful life saving tool.”
Places for People Incredible Years Team Leader Kevin Wells received “The Champion Award” from the YWCA Head Start program. Incredible Years is a skills-building, evidence-based program for parents, caretakers, and educators.
Give STL Day continues through midnight tonight. Your donation supports the journey toward health + healing for more than 2,200 people living with mental illness and substance use disorders who turn to Places for People each year.
Places for People’s Tim McKay and graduates of Maryville University’s Master of Occupational Therapy program presented a new assessment to help people living with severe mental illness and substance use disorders at a national conference last weekend.
Places for People’s Tim McKay and graduates of Maryville University’s Master of Occupational Therapy program will be making a presentation on Saturday at the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Annual Conference & Expo in New Orleans.
Places for People welcomed a new member to its executive management team earlier this month when Johanna R. Jones started as Vice President of Development and Advancement. Jones will oversee the organization’s fund raising, marketing and brand awareness efforts.
Buying a car was another major step on the way to independence and empowerment for Donald. He credits his current successes on “Time, trial and error.”