About Us

With dignity, respect and compassion, PLACES cares for adults diagnosed with mental health disorders, including the homeless, by providing housing and the supportive services they need to live happier, healthier, more independent lives.


PLACES was established as a not-for-profit corporation in 1988. Read more about our history.


We employ more than 80 staff to operate three programs in Montgomery County, Ohio, serving 300 to 400 individuals annually:

  • The Residential Adult Care Facilities program was established in 1988. We provide housing and personal care services for adults diagnosed with severe mental health disorders.
  • The Supportive Living Program was established in 1995. We provide case management and life skills training for adults diagnosed with mental health disorders who are living in homes or apartments or who have been homeless.
  • The Housing First Program was established in 2004. We provide permanent housing and on-site supportive services for adults diagnosed with mental health disorders who are homeless.


PLACES is a financially stable organization with diversified sources of funding. The majority of our funding comes from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board for Montgomery County. The remainder comes from resident fees and tenant rents, Montgomery County HOME funds, individual contributions and other sources such as grants from private and corporate foundations and other agencies.

We want to protect the future for our residents, clients and tenants and ensure that our quality programs are unaffected by government budget cuts. Our goal is to increase our individual contributions and decrease our dependence on public funding over time. Learn more about our funders and our donors.

Collaboration with Service Providers

The staff members at PLACES collaborate with mental health agencies, homeless shelters and other community organizations to meet the needs of our residents, clients and tenants. Our mutual goal is to help the people we serve realize their individual potential and gain more independence. Learn more about our service providers.