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  • 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

  • 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