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.

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



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."