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  • 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

    People Inc. Foundation Board Elects Officers and Welcomes a New Member

    The mission of the People Inc. Foundation is to help fund quality of life programs, medical equipment, technology, staff development and advocacy efforts. The People Inc. Board of Directors are volunteers from the community who are committed to these philanthropic efforts. Officers for 2024 e

  • 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

  • Jan 31, 2024

    Anne McCaffrey, People Inc. President & CEO Interviewed by WGRZ

    Anne McCaffrey, People Inc. President & CEO addresses the impact of the Governor's proposed 2024 New York State budget and advocates for increased funding for direct support staff wages and services. New York State Governor Kathy Hochul recently released the proposed 2024 state budget. Whi

  • Jan 18, 2024

    Anne McCaffrey, People Inc. President & CEO Interviewed by WIVB

    Anne McCaffrey, People Inc. President & CEO, addresses the proposed New York State budget and concerns about funding for a Cost of Living Adjustment for DSPs. New York State Governor Kathy Hochul released the proposed state budget for 2024 in January. While some supports for people with develo

  • Dec 18, 2023

    Annual Appeal: Help Worlds Open Up!

    A message from Anne McCaffrey, President & CEO, People Inc. When you think about People Inc., you realize that we are all part of a larger human story.  Our mission to support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and others in the community through a diverse a

  • Nov 28, 2023

    Construction Starts on Blocher Apartments

    People Inc. Plans 93 Units in Williamsville Project People Inc. broke ground recently on Blocher Apartments, an affordable living complex at 135 Evans St., Williamsville. The $42 million development will provide 93 rental apartments for adults who qualify based on income.   The project inc

  • Nov 15, 2023

    Autism Services Programs & Services To Transition to People Inc., The Summit Center

    Separate Agencies to Provide Programs Based on Specialties Two local nonprofits that support people with developmental disabilities are working together to ensure the continuation of educational, residential, and other services currently provided by Autism Services Inc. Autism Services suppor

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