Please meet Meredith. For the past 10 months, Meredith has volunteered her time every other Saturday morning leading a wellness group at Places at Page. In the group she discusses nutrition, exercise, healthy choices, and anything else that might come up. The experience has inspired her to pursue a master’s degree in social work at Washington University in St. Louis this fall.
Harris Meyer, senior reporter for Modern Healthcare, spent the day conducting interviews at Places for People and in the community on April 17. Meyer is working on a story about the upcoming Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHC) demonstration program, which begins July 1. The story will appear in the May 28 edition Modern Healthcare.
During National Volunteer Week, we celebrate all of the wonderful volunteers who give time to support Places for People’s mission. Please meet Rose, a graduate student at Washington University in St. Louis, who has volunteered as a tutor at Places for People for more than a year.
The Schnucks Supermarket located at 4171 Lindell Boulevard has chosen Places for People as the first beneficiary of the “Schnucks – Bags 4 My Cause” program. For the month of May, every time a reusable Giving Bag with the message “Giving is in the Bag” is purchased at the Schnucks at 4171 Lindell Boulevard, Places for People will receive $1!
Places for People’s Show Me Hope St. Louis County program was recently recognized by the Missouri Department of Mental Health for its efforts the past year.
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.
Places for People Executive Director Joe Yancey was a guest on the Feb. 14 edition of STL Live.
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.