Together, We Are Going Places

The “Going Places” Campaign is a year end campaign that benefits the persons served by Places for People, which are those in our community experiencing some of the toughest cases of mental health and substance use disorders.

YOUR support will allow us to continue impacting over 2,800 people annually that benefit from youth and family services, substance use treatment, medical care, therapy, employment services, housing support, and more.

Join us in celebrating a few of the success stories and partnerships that inspire us every day, and helping us work towards continuing to see great results these next 50 years.

Hear From Our Staff

There really are a lot of success stories. That's why we're all here - for our persons served.


Nurse Care Manager

50 Years Young

History of Places for People

This year we turned 50!

That’s right! Places for People (PFP) was founded in 1972 in response to the then new federal policy of deinstitutionalization, which moved patients living in mental institutions back into the community. The idea was that this community-based model of care would be more cost-effective and humane. However, the infrastructure to support this type of effort was simply not in place. In response, Places for People was conceived to provide a “place” – a storefront – in the community where the hundreds of men and women who had been deinstitutionalized could receive services, including finding a new place to call home. Find out more about our history by clicking the button titled History of Places for People.