With support from our generous donors, Open Your Heart provided People Incorporated with funding to purchase survival gear for unhoused individuals and families throughout the Twin Cities. By equipping Street Outreach staff with supplies that help unsheltered people survive, People Inc. builds trust and improves the quality of life among individuals and families experiencing barriers to mental health and wellness.
Funding from Open Your Heart will have a greater impact than simply providing supplies to the homeless, it will open the door for Outreach Case Managers to make referrals to emergency health, mental health, and SUD treatment as needed. 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, they now operate more than 60 programs including children’s programs, crisis residences, programs to help the homeless, residential programs, treatment services, case management, and in-home health services, serving over 12,000 clients annually. Everyone has mental health, but not everyone has access to the mental health care they may need; they’re making integrated mental health services accessible to all.