Places for People was conceived 50 years ago 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.
Today, Places for People serves more than 2,200 people with mental health and substance use disorders annually. By combining genuine, human connection with evidence-based care, Places for People works tirelessly to help those we serve develop the skills to effectively manage their illnesses and lead meaningful and productive lives.
In honor of Places for People's 50th birthday, Birthday Blitz was born. This 24-hour campaign will focus on raising funds to help Places for People succeed in our next 50 years. Please join us in using this opportunity to celebrate those who have made an impact along our timeline, the many milestones that have been achieved, and the bright future we have ahead of us.
This celebration is truly about so much more than the organization itself. It's about the PEOPLE. Thank you for helping us change lives and instill hope in many thousands of people since 1972. This milestone is just as much yours as it is ours.