A human service agency

Our mission is to strengthen our community for each of its members by providing premier services for children and adults of all abilities in a collaborative and creative environment.

We Are Here To Serve You


People, Incorporated is a human service agency serving the SouthCoast community, including the Greater Fall River, New Bedford, and Taunton areas. As a partnership of specialized, integrated programs, we provide unique opportunities to people with life challenges. Since our inception in 1968, we have been one of the largest providers of supports and services to people of all abilities in the community.  At the core of our agency is the belief that people benefit from the services we provide and deserve the highest level of quality support. With over 870 dedicated employees, we believe this is accomplished through creating positive partnerships between our agency and the community.


People, Incorporated continues to take significant steps forward while maintaining a solid foundation. As the synergy of our programs builds, the opportunities we create are boundless.

We believe strongly in our mission, enormously respect the efforts of the people we employ and will continue to work for the betterment of our community. We are and will remain the path of opportunity to many.

A Message from Bill Perkins

Bill Perkins

Thank you for visiting People Incorporated’s website.  Since 1968, People Incorporated has been dedicated to providing high-quality, community-based services to the people of the SouthCoast. The organization’s Board of Directors and staff are proud of the diverse array of premier services that we offer to children, adults, and families within our region.

News from People Incorporated:

Kids-A-Palooza draws more than 500 people!

With perfect weather and record crowds, Kids-A-Palooza 2017 is officially a success!  Children and families thoroughly enjoyed a petting [...]

Mass Mentoring Partnership closes gap for SMILES Program!

Amid Budget Cuts, Fall River-Based SMILES Program Level-Funded for FY2018 Mass Mentoring Partnership closes gap for Mentoring Matching Grant line [...]

CARES Award Recipient Rose Couto

September 2017 ROSE COUTO Congratulations to Rose Couto for receiving the PI CARES award! In addition to her full-time nursing [...]

5th Annual Kids-A-Palooza

People, Incorporated and The Narrows Center for the Arts present 5TH ANNUAL KIDS-A-PALOOZA 10 am to 2 pm, Sunday, September 24th Downtown Fall [...]