The Missouri State Senate is in recess until 4 p.m. Monday. This is the perfect time to make your voice heard about Senate Bill 28. SB 28 seeks to take federal funds for Medicaid services as a block grant. This proposed legislation would dramatically alter Missouri’s Medicaid program and would jeopardize health services for seniors, people with disabilities, including people living with serious mental illness, and children, and leave Missouri taxpayers responsible for extra costs.

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In 2016, volunteers provided 3,403 hours of service to Places for People!
Volunteering is a rewarding experience that can be even more fun when performed as a group activity. Places for People was proud to be one of the non-profit organizations included by Contegix in its 16 in ’16 service initiative. This program allowed Contegix employees paid time off to volunteer for 16 hours during 2016.

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services announced this morning that Missouri was one of eight states selected from a field of 24 to participate in the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) demonstration program. Places for People will be the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic for St. Louis City.

Yesterday we said goodbye to George “Tex” Allen, who Places for People was fortunate to work with on recovery goals for the past four years. For those who knew George, his grace, spirit and smile will not soon be forgotten. Thank you to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch for sharing his story.