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Mental Health is Community Health

People Incorporated is the largest nonprofit mental health provider in Minnesota. For over 50 years, we have been a leading community partner, supporting mental health and wellness through collaboration and integration of care.  

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Steps from George Floyd Square, a mental health treatment center will open

May 22nd, 2023

People Incorporated, the state’s largest nonprofit provider of mental health services, said the home, at 3633 Chicago Ave., will open this fall and provide round-the-clock supervision and care for people who have suffered a mental crisis and require more therapy and other support before returning home. Patients experiencing a range of mental health problems, such as depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress, will have access to a team of nurses, therapists, and social workers for up to three months.

“Now, as soon as that crisis has stabilized, [patients] can literally walk across the hall to a different room and start their treatment experience,” Jill Wiedemann-West, CEO of People Incorporated, said. “And for a lot of folks, this is very attractive because once you feel safe in a place, it’s hard to get excited about starting something new.”

Thank you to the Star Tribune for covering our plans to offer mental health services in this South Minneapolis community!

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Nonprofit opening new mental health facility near George Floyd Square

May 24th, 2023

For 53 years, the nonprofit People Incorporated has provided crisis and intervention services for those in need. Now, they’re embarking on a new journey at the intersection of 36th Street and Chicago Avenue, just steps away from George Floyd Square.

Hennepin Healthcare issued a statement saying, “The purchase by People Incorporated was the outcome we hoped for when we made the difficult decision to close the home in July of last year. People Incorporated is an experienced community provider with values that align with ours. They share our commitment to equity and will continue to make these critical services available to those who need them in that location again beginning this fall.”

Thank you Charmaine Nero at KARE 11 for covering this news!

Partnership between Roseville police, mental health service intended to ‘break the cycle’ of repeated crisis calls

May 5th, 2023

People Incorporated is always looking for solutions for people in need of help with mental illness services. It is vital to meet people where they are at and we have been doing this through homeless outreach and through community partnerships. We are grateful to the Medica Foundation for supporting the initiative of embedding a mental health professional in the St. Paul Police Department in 2018 and now with the Roseville Police Department.

Thank you to the Pioneer Press for telling this story!

People Incorporated Happenings

2023 Twin Cities Pride Festival

May 30th, 2023

Join us at the 2023 Twin Cities Pride Festival on June 24-25 at Loring Park in Minneapolis. Our booth is #0106, located in the Living Well Park. Stop by to learn more about People Incorporated’s mental health programs and services, play games, and win free swag! Did you know that our Nancy Page Residence is just steps away from Loring Park? This residence is one of our hybrid models providing crisis and Intensive Residential Treatment Services (IRTS).

Hope to see you at the Pride Festival!

Raising Awareness for Mental Health

May 19th, 2023

An album release benefit was held in Minneapolis, bringing attention to the services provided by nonprofit mental health provider People Incorporated. Performing his newest album under the band name Vincent van Beethoven, singer/songwriter Joe Finstrom said the issue of mental health awareness is something he takes very seriously. He was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2014.

“In trying to find a provider then, which was difficult, People Incorporated was the first organization that had someone available,” said Finstrom. “That was my entryway to providers and kind of got me started on this road I’ve been on.”

Finstrom said he’s volunteered and donated to the group over the years.

Thank you, CCX Media, for highlighting Joe and his music!

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People Incorporated to Purchase Hennepin Healthcare Crisis Facility to Expand Mental Health Services to South Minneapolis Community

May 5th, 2023

“In partnership with Hennepin Healthcare, People Incorporated is proud to expand its commitment to serve our community through additional community services supporting mental wellness. Our commitment to communities in need is something People Incorporated and Hennepin Healthcare share, and this program assures vital mental health crisis and treatment services grow in Minnesota,” said Jill Wiedemann-West, CEO of People Incorporated.

The new hybrid crisis and Intensive Residential Treatment Services (IRTS) program, located at 3633 Chicago Avenue in Minneapolis, will offer 13 single-occupancy rooms, each with a private bathroom. The program is anticipated to open in the fall of 2023.

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