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  • Apr 02, 2024

    Volunteers Needed to Advocate for Residents in Senior Care Facilities

    People Inc. is offering certification training this spring for people interested in advocating for residents in nursing homes and assisted living facilities throughout Erie County.  The NYS Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program connects caring and effective advocates with older adults and people w

  • Mar 29, 2024

    Advocacy is a Way of Life

    As Developmental Disabilities Awareness month comes to an end, we wanted to shine a light on the devoted professionals who make up the People Inc. Advocacy Department. This team is making an impact not only on the agency, but regionally, statewide, and beyond. They are teachers, advocates, and inno

  • Mar 20, 2024

    Total Solar Eclipse Arrives on April 8 - Impact on Agency Operations, Safety Information & Radio Interview

    On Monday, April 8, 2024, a Total Solar Eclipse will be observable in the Western New York and Rochester areas. This is one of the few places in the country where the eclipse can be observed. This rare event will draw close to a million people to the Western New York area and approximately half a m

  • Mar 19, 2024

    Paid Summer Direct Support Internships Available

    People Inc. is pleased to continue to host its Summer Paid Internship Program running from June 3 - August 30. This is a part-time position paying $16/hour. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age. The program is designed to allow students the opportunity to learn about the human services

  • Mar 04, 2024

    Supporting Choices at The Edge

    It’s the beginning of the day, and everyone is greeted with great enthusiasm as they come in the door of The Edge, People Inc.’s new “Day Habilitation Without Walls” program. The group is excited to learn updates from each other since they were last together. Both the people

  • Feb 16, 2024

    People Inc. Employee Rick Banner Honored for DEI Advocacy

    Buffalo Business First named Richard (Rick) Banner, People Inc. Associate Vice President of Advocacy one of the IDEA Award recipients. He was recognized for being a tireless champion helping people to find and utilize their voices for more than 20 years. He is responsible for developing and direct

  • Feb 15, 2024

    New Slate of Officers for People Inc. Boards

    The People Inc. Board of Directors is made up of people who work (without compensation) on behalf of the Western New York and Greater Rochester communities -- in governing the organization.  Elizabeth Mauro has been named the chairperson of the People Inc. Board of Directors, r

  • Feb 13, 2024

    People Inc. Team Advocating for Increased Wages for Direct Support Professionals

    Educating the New York State Legislature on the need to invest in the future of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and the staff who support them was the purpose of a rally in Albany attended by People Inc. President and CEO Anne McCaffrey and several People Inc. employees. The

  • Feb 12, 2024

    People Inc. Expands Services to Include Programs for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

    Deaf Services and Advocacy Efforts Across the Region to be Strengthened Deaf Access Services has merged with People Inc., expanding People Inc.’s comprehensive suite of human services programs. Sharing a common mission to serve the community where needed, the merger was part of a long-te

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