Places for People Incredible Years Team Leader Kevin Wells received “The Champion Award” from the YWCA Head Start program. Incredible Years is a skills-building, evidence-based program for parents, caretakers, and educators.
Places for People’s Tim McKay and graduates of Maryville University’s Master of Occupational Therapy program presented a new assessment to help people living with severe mental illness and substance use disorders at a national conference last weekend.
Places for People’s Tim McKay and graduates of Maryville University’s Master of Occupational Therapy program will be making a presentation on Saturday at the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Annual Conference & Expo in New Orleans.
Places for People welcomed a new member to its executive management team earlier this month when Johanna R. Jones started as Vice President of Development and Advancement. Jones will oversee the organization’s fund raising, marketing and brand awareness efforts.
Buying a car was another major step on the way to independence and empowerment for Donald. He credits his current successes on “Time, trial and error.”
Four high school seniors provide a perspective on mental health.
Recent upgrades to the Places for People Wellness Center provides persons served and staff members the opportunity to exercise with equipment that rivals any health club.
“Our folks were using the equipment regularly, but lost that opportunity when more and more of it began to break,” explained Occupational Therapist Greg Seymour. “This will return the opportunity for free access to exercise equipment for all of our folks, and, hopefully, improved health indicators related to increased physical activity.”
When Melissa Johnson interviews candidates for employment opportunities at the Holiday Inn – South County Center, she looks for people who are willing to go above and beyond for guests.
In working with Johnson the past year to place candidates, Places for People Employment Specialist Kas’Quri Wren believes that Johnson and the other managers at the Holiday Inn go above and beyond for the people she serves.
“I feel like she is compassionate toward the people we provide care for,” Wren said of Johnson. “She believes in our mission. She believes in providing a place of work opportunities for all abilities.”