Have you been affected by COVID-19?
We’re here to listen. Call 314-615-9105, ext. 397, and a crisis counselor will return your call within 24 hours.

What is the Show-Me Hope Crisis Counseling Program?

Places for People Show-Me Hope Team Leader Desirae Rowan explains what the Show-Me Hope program is, what the goals are, and how counselors can help.

Upcoming Events

Wellness Wednesday
Facebook Live | January 13, Noon-12:30 p.m.
Burnout and managing stress with Shane
Join us on Places for People’s Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/placesforpeople.

 

Community Support Group – Coping with COVID
Zoom | January 19, 4-5 p.m.

This online group is open and available to anyone who wants to talk about and process any challenges they may be experiencing due to the pandemic. You are welcome to attend once or every week to talk and build community.

Join the discussion via this link each Tuesday: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88606511716?pwd=Mkk4WTlETXVRN3pCWFFuZW5GMFA4Zz09
Meeting ID: 886 0651 1716
Passcode: 464278

 

Wellness Wednesday
Facebook Live | January 20, Noon-12:30 p.m.

 

Teacher Support Group
Zoom | January 21
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87403109604?pwd=U09WTlZsdHlNSEVrV1RJYlN0Ynczdz09
Meeting ID: 874 0310 9604 | Passcode: 660035
All teachers and school staff/faculty are welcome to attend. We hope to create a safe space to process past and ongoing challenges related to the pandemic.

 

Community Support Group – Coping with COVID
Zoom | January 26, 4-5 p.m.

This online group is open and available to anyone who wants to talk about and process any challenges they may be experiencing due to the pandemic. You are welcome to attend once or every week to talk and build community.

Join the discussion via this link each Tuesday: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88606511716?pwd=Mkk4WTlETXVRN3pCWFFuZW5GMFA4Zz09
Meeting ID: 886 0651 1716
Passcode: 464278

 

Wellness Wednesday
Facebook Live | January 27, Noon-12:30 p.m.

 

6 Weeks of Mindfulness Group
Zoom | February-March, Mondays, 4-5 p.m.

This is a 6-week online group will focus on learning and practicing a variety of mindfulness and meditation skills. No experience is necessary, and all are welcome.

You are encouraged to attend all six sessions as they will build on each other, but you are also welcome to attend here and there when they can.

Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUsf-GrrzgpHNK8MzCiXsRq6jfud3NOEg7E

Individual support

Show-Me Hope is part of a federally-funded crisis counseling program.

We offer free, confidential support in these areas:

  •     Coping and resiliency skills education
  •     Disaster preparedness and response education
  •     Referrals to community resources

Contact a Crisis Counselor at Places for People
314-615-9105, Ext 397
Please leave a voicemail and a crisis counselor will return your call within 24 hours.

Additional resources

  • After Hours Crisis Line | 1-800-811-4760
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline | 800-273-8255
  • Missouri DHSS COVID-19 Hotline (24 Hours) | 877-435-8411
  • Disaster Distress Helpline | Call or text 800-985-5990
  • Missouri Show-Me Hope website

 

Questions?

Email Leon at lfarrar@placesforpeople.org

Group opportunities

All Group and Individual Offerings are free and confidential.

Group Presentation Possibilities

  • For Parents: Supporting Yourself & Your Child During COVID-19 (one session)
  • For Frontline Staff: Caring for Yourself & Managing Compassion Fatigue (one session)
  • Developing Coping Skills, Resilience, and Supporting Yourself and Others (one session)
  • Combatting Loneliness & Isolation (one session) Managing Grief (one session)
  • Navigating Recovery During the Challenges of COVID-19 (one session)
  • QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) Training (one session)
  • Building Happiness (one or more sessions based on interest)
  • Developing Mindfulness Habits (can be delivered as a 4, 6, or 8 session series)
  • Yoga for Managing Difficult Emotions (1-4 sessions)

 

Support Group Opportunities
(These support groups can be offered once or twice a month)

  • Support Group for Teachers
  • Support Group for Frontline Workers
  • Support Group for Parents

All Groups can be modified to be 30 or 60 minutes in length. Let us know if you are interested in a topic that isn’t listed. Other support groups available upon request

 

Questions or interested in scheduling a group?

Contact Desirae Rowan at drowan@placesforpeople.org.

Tips for managing stress

Places for People Show-Me Hope Team Leader Desirae Rowan discusses strategies for handling stress during COVID-19. Desirae advises that is important to be patient with yourself. "Just know that some days are going to be better than others, and giving yourself that grace and patience knowing that we're doing the best that we can right now."