Categories: General
      Date: Dec 20, 2016
     Title: Community Partners Spotlight: The New Kids on the Block
Our Community Coordinator and IPE 4900 Course Director, Jessica Barreca, has spent the last semester reaching out to various health related organizations in our community to partner with the IPE department for IPE 4900. We currently have more than 30 wonderful community partners working with our students helping make this course possible including five new organizations. This semester, we spotlight our new kids on the block who have been an incredible help to the St. Louis health community and now an IPE 4900 community partner... 

IPE 4900 students have the pleasure of working with various community organizations in the St. Louis area. In 4900, Interprofessional Community Practicum Experience, our students are put into interprofessional groups and assigned to a community agency that is related to health promotion and wellness. Students then spend the semester visiting and developing a project addressing a specific need the site sees beneficial to their organization as well as being relevant to their mission statement.

This semester our Community Coordinator, Jessica Barreca, spent time reaching out to various health related organizations in our community to form partnerships with the IPE department for this course. We have now added five more community partners to our list of 30 plus community partners working with our students and faculty. “We wanted to make sure we we’re meeting the health needs of the entire St. Louis population with this course. I’m excited about adding these wonderful new health organizations so our students have a wide variety of health professionals to work with,” said Barreca when asked the purpose behind adding these community partners to IPE 4900.

We wanted to honor all five of these new community partners this semester by giving them the Community Partner Spotlight. Thank you for the incredible health work you do in the St. Louis area and allowing our IPE students the chance to work with your organizations…

Haven of Grace


Organizations Mission/Goal: The Haven of Grace empowers young women to overcome obstacles and achieve stability. Through community resources, coaching and a family-like support network, young mothers achieve self-sufficiency and secure a bright, healthy future for themselves and their children.

To learn more information, visit Haven of Grace

22nd Circuit Court


Organizations Mission/Goal: In the 22nd Judicial Circuit, City of St. Louis, treatment court services are available to adults in the criminal justice system, parents with addiction issues, children in the juvenile justice system, and veteran's faced with criminal charges.

Drug Courts and Treatment Courts are special dockets in the court system designed to offer substance abuse treatment, combined with supervision and judicial oversight to provide non-violent addicts the tools they need to change their lives.

Drug Court Commissioners lead inter-disciplinary teams of professionals which include administration, prosecuting attorney, defense counsel, treatment providers, case managers, probation officers, and law enforcement.

To learn more information, visit STL City Circuit Court

Places for People


Organizations Mission/Goal: “Provide caring, effective services to help those with the greatest challenges recover from mental illness and associated chronic illnesses.”

Through the provision of accessible, efficient, effective and accountable treatment services; individuals and families served will reach their full potential for a purposeful and meaningful life.

To lean more information, visit Places for People

Northside Youth and Senior Services

Organizations Mission/Goal:
To provide:
1) Access to education, counseling and health services
2) Recreation and social program
3) Daily nutritional meals.

To learn more information, visit Northside Youth and Senior Services

Alive and Well


Organizations Mission/Goal: Alive and Well STL is a community-wide effort focused on reducing the impact of stress and trauma on our health and well-being. Stress and traumatic experiences are making many of us sick and together are a leading cause of poor health outcomes.

To learn more information, visit Alive and Well STL