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Staff Testimonial

I am a student and I was able to find hours that fit my schedule. This position is a good way to get a foot in the door before finishing school.

— Robert, Support Specialist

About People Incorporated

We are an innovative community provider of vital integrated behavioral and mental health services in Minnesota.

Our Mission

Supporting mental health and wellness in our community through collaboration and integration of care

Our Vision

We will be a leading community partner in the provision of continuum driven, integrated care based in best practice.

People Incorporated:

  • Improves the quality of life for individuals and families experiencing barriers to mental health and wellness
  • Collaborates with others to provide programs and services that demonstrate positive results
  • Provides shared learning experiences to promote skills and support in the community
  • Influences public attitude about mental health, affects changes in public policy and promotes public awareness
  • Responds to the changing complexity of our community through a model of integrated care

Our Values

People Incorporated values:

  •  A foundation of dignity and respect
  • Individuals as the principal voice in the care they receive
  • A team orientated environment supported with continuous learning

People Incorporated is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt status non-profit organization that serves people with mental illness in the Minneapolis and Saint Paul metro area. Founded in 1969, we now operate more than 60 programs including crisis residences, outpatient clinics, outreach to the homeless, residential treatment locations, case management, and in-home health services. 

Helping people with mental illness requires great flexibility and creativity. That’s why we start with the person first—developing innovative, effective services that provide the care, resources, and connections that will help each person in the best way possible.

An important part of People Incorporated’s person-centered, holistic approach to treating mental illness and other challenges involves Foundational Health and Wellbeing services that are available to all clients. These services include meditation, mindfulness exercises, aromatherapy, body mapping, progressive relaxation, yoga, acupuncture, qi gong, physical training and walking groups, plus art and music therapy. We also provide education for nutrition best practices and offer one-on-one or group sessions with a Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist. 

Why ‘People Incorporated’?

Historically, mental illness has been poorly understood. Seen as a character weakness, a bodily fluid imbalance, demonic possession and more, those afflicted were isolated, harshly treated and kept separate from mainstream society.

People Incorporated was founded on the belief that those living with mental illness could be ‘incorporated’ back into society. And society itself could be incorporated into efforts to support these individuals. 

People Incorporated pioneered a number of firsts in Minnesota mental health care, including programs dealing with homelessness, crisis intervention, deaf mental health services, and integrated treatment for co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders.

We continue to innovate in the pursuit of best practices and best outcomes. Having a mental illness can affect everything from social relationships to housing access to physical health, and successful treatment requires customized, person-centered approaches that are as unique and multi-faceted as the individuals they are built around. Through this work, we help individuals to take back control of determining the kind of life they want to build for themselves. We believe in our clients, and we’re proud of their achievement of truly life-changing goals.