F.A.Q.

Q: How many people do you serve annually?

Places for People serves 1,600 clients annually in ongoing program services. We outreach and provide assessment and referrals to other services providers in the community to an additional 3,400 individuals each year.

Q: Where is Places for People located?

Places for People operates in two buildings operating immediately next door to one another at 4120/4130 Lindell Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108. For directions visit our Contact Us page.

Q: How do I make a donation?

Whether you are an individual who wants to help or a company representative looking to start a partnership, you can be sure your contributions are always used efficiently, safely and effectively to help those most in need. Use this link to make a donation online. We also are happy to receive your donation by mail, delivered to: Places for People, Development Department, 4130 Lindell Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108.

Q: Have services changed since the Places for People and Community Alternatives merger?

Easy answer--no, core services for both agencies remain the same. Long answer--the merger combines the resources of two leading mental health agencies to better serve a population in need. This was the first voluntary merger in Missouri of two behavioral health providers and our goal was to strengthen our position in a changing healthcare environment. More importantly, the merger allows more opportunities for growth, implementation and evaluation of good practices.

Q: What region do you serve?

Places for People serves clients in St. Louis City and St. Louis County.

Q: How many people do you employ and what type of credentials do they have?

At Places for People, we believe our staff is our most precious resource. With 275 employees, which includes 209 full-time employees and 66 part-time employees, we have experienced and talented staff members ranging from social workers, substance abuse counselors, registered nurses, a clinical pharmacist, psychologists, psychiatrists, occupational therapists, as well as vocational specialists.

Q: How many properties does Places for People own and/or manage?

Places for People owns and/or operates seven properties throughout the St. Louis region. Our core services, as well as our administrative operations, are housed in two neighboring buildings at 4120/4130 Lindell Blvd. Our Housing properties consist of Places at Page, CJ's Place, West Pine Group Home, Morganford, Chouteau, and Shenandoah. To learn more about our housing properties click here.

Q: What is your privacy policy?

Places for People is committed to internet privacy. The only information we collect from your website visit is the name of your internet service provider, the browser and type of machine you are using, the website that referred you to us, the pages you request and the date and time you request them. We use this information to generate statistics and measure site activity. Our website uses information collection forms to collect names and email addresses from visitors who voluntarily submit it on our home page. The collected data is then used to distribute Places for People appeals and news to our visitors. We make every effort to ensure the secure collection and transmission of sensitive-use information. Places for People does not sell or disclose any of the information it gathers to any other organization.

Q: How is Places for People funded?

Places for People's total operating budget is almost $15 million annually. Roughly 65% of this revenue comes through the Missouri Department of Mental Health and Medicaid contracts. Another 31% of our revenue comes from federal grants, private unrestricted grants and fundraising. The remaining 4% comes from local government funding and income from rental properties, as well as interest income.

Places for People partners with Missouri Medicaid Audit and Compliance to identify and address instances of fraud, waste, and errors of compliance.