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Anne McCaffrey
In case you missed it: Anne McCaffrey Named Next CEO
It was recently announced that Anne McCaffrey will join People Inc. as our next president and CEO.
Anne, who will replace Rhonda Frederick when she retires in April, brings a unique and essential set of skills to the role. Learn more from a story in The Buffalo News.
Self-Directed Services Opens up a Whole New World
Experiencing Disney World can be truly magical! And that is true for Colen Hale, who takes part in People Inc. Self-Directed Services. He recently experienced the magic of Disney World for the first time, along with his staff member Kristina Fries. “My favorite part was the rides,” Colen expressed. The trip opened up a whole new world for Colen!
Find out more!
Executive Budget Call to Action
Families, people we support and agency supporters are encouraged to spread this message: Tell Governor Hochul that the State must invest in the Workforce and System of Supports for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in the soon to be released 2023-24 Executive Budget proposal. We need sustained investment in our field in order to recruit and retain direct support professionals and other critical direct care staff. The New York Alliance for Inclusion and Innovation created a simple, one-click tool that makes it easy to spread the word.
Take action now
Agency and Staff Kudos
A round of applause to our amazing team:
Alissa Yax and staff from our People Inc. Senior Companion Program with the Community Service Award from Hispanos Unidos de Buffalo.
Alissa Yax, program coordinator, and staff from our People Inc. Senior Companion Program were presented with a Community Service Award from Hispanos Unidos de Buffalo last month. The Senior Services Team was honored for going the extra mile and providing resources to seniors in an extraordinary manner.

People Inc. Vice President James Scutt was recently recognized with a 2022 Leadership Award from the New York State Association of Day Service Providers (NYSADSP). Jim oversees numerous People Inc. programs, including Vocational Services, several Day Habilitation locations and our affiliate, Lothlorien Therapeutic Riding Center. Additionally, People Inc. Program Support Specialist Patricia Coggins was presented with the NYSADSP Direct Support Provider of the Year Award. Learn more.
Help People Reach their Highest Potential as a Behavioral Intervention Specialist
Join our team as a Behavioral Intervention Specialist – Assessment (Full time/35 hours/M-F)

where you will support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities by assessing behavior and developing plans to help them achieve their highest potential. You will also provide training, modeling and coaching for treatment/support teams in the implementation of behavioral interventions. Seeking a self-starter who has excellent communication and time-management
skills and can think confidently on their feet. People Inc. offers outstanding benefits, including: Mentoring/professional development opportunities (with a focus on help with taking the next
step to clinical licensure), affordable insurances, ample PTO and retirement plan with match.
A Liivng room at People Inc. Willow Apartments.
Your New Apartment Awaits
Worry less about the stress and pressure of home ownership with our affordable and maintenance-free apartments! People Inc. provides a variety of affordable apartments for people who meet age and income eligibility with locations across Western New York. If you, a family member or someone you assist is in need, check out these options, all providing safety features:

People Inc. Senior Living: Affordable and maintenance-free one-bedroom apartments
for independent older adults age 62 and up who are income-eligible. Learn more:

People Inc. Affordable Apartments: Reasonably-priced, safe, one and two-bedroom apartments for people ages 18 and over OR ages 55 and over. Learn more:

People Inc. Folwell Senior Apartments to Open in Spring (140 Hodge Avenue, Buffalo): Tenants must be 62 years and older and meet income guidelines. Section 8 vouchers accepted. Applications must be postmarked by February 6, which will be opened by lottery on February 13. Information, including monthly rent and the apartment application is available at

For information or an apartment application, email or call 716.880.3890.

News from Headway of WNY

Headway of WNY Hosts Successful Open House
Headway of Western New York, an affiliate of People Inc., offers virtual Peer and Caregiver Support Groups. These groups currently meet every first and third Wednesday of each month from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. More information and instructions for your virtual connection are available online. Stay up-to-date on the latest happenings by following Headway on Facebook and Instagram.
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