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Bill Perkins knew degree would give him better opportunities.

In honor of College Day, The Herald News asked community leaders to share their college experiences. Name: Bill Perkins Occupation/position: Chief Executive Officer, People, Incorporated College, degree and year of graduation: Bachelor of arts in psychology, SMU (now UMass Dartmouth), Class of 1979; master of arts in vocational rehabilitation counseling, Assumption College, Class of 1991 How did you decide it was the right place for you? I was already working in the field and knew that this degree along with my experience would give greater opportunities for professional growth. What did you like best about going there? I was able [...]

June 6, 2016|News|

2016 Wine Tasting Event

People, Incorporated celebrates their 13th Anniversary Premier Wine Tasting Event. People, Incorporated welcomed over 300 supporters and friends who gathered at the Cultural Center in Fall River on Thursday, May 12, 2016 for their 13th Annual Wine Tasting Event. Guests enjoyed fine wines and cordials and had the pleasure of sampling some of the most delicious foods provided by our generous, local restaurants. This event was sponsored by our Diamond Sponsor, BayCoast Bank, and this year, as in past years, thanks to our generous sponsors and guests, we exceeded projected expectations! Over the past thirteen years, this event has raised [...]

May 27, 2016|News, Past Events|

People, Incorporated’s Launches its Memory Café!

From its origins in the Netherlands in 1997, the concept of the Memory Café has spread across Europe and is now firmly established in the United States. Memory Cafés are designed for people living with memory loss and their care partners, including family members and friends. A Memory Café is a social gathering where guests can relax, meet people, and enjoy refreshments and conversation. “One of the main goals of a Memory Café program is to reduce the sense of isolation that individuals with memory loss and their care partners so often experience. At the People, Incorporated Memory Café, people [...]

May 23, 2016|News|

Through PICAN program, Diman Voke students put trade skills to use in assisting homebuyers

FALL RIVER — A city family’s dream of owning their own home will soon become a reality, thanks to a collaboration between People Improving Communities and Neighborhoods, Inc. (PICAN), Fall River’s Community Development Agency and Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School. PICAN, an affiliate of People, Inc., is a community housing development organization created to acquire, rehabilitate or construct rental or homebuyer properties in Fall River and make them available to low- and moderate-income individuals. According to Bill Perkins, CEO of People Inc., the first PICAN project is an energy efficient, three-bedroom, two-bathroom home located at 37 Chicago Street in [...]

May 16, 2016|News|

Fall River Collaborative Home Build Near Completion

FALL RIVER, MA – People Improving Communities and Neighborhoods, Inc. (PICAN) was created with the intention of building upon the work of People, Incorporated in the area of housing.  People, Incorporated has provided housing for individuals with developmental and cognitive disabilities in the Fall River area for almost 50 years. Since its inception, the Agency has a proven record of fulfilling its mission of strengthening our community by providing premier services for children and adults of all abilities in a collaborative and creative environment. “PICAN, an affiliate of People, Incorporated, is a community housing development organization which will be acquiring, [...]

May 3, 2016|News|

Early intervention program serves an important purpose.

In the past several years, The Herald News has spotlighted both the strengths and challenges of Fall River and the surrounding cities and towns. Each day, there are articles about the increase in opiate addiction, the increased crime rate and the rates of unemployment. And more recently, there have been articles and guest opinions about the many services and resources that are available for individuals and families who are affected by these challenges. Recent articles have provided information about health care, substance abuse treatment, mentorship, housing, food pantries/kitchens and education from kindergarten to college. Having worked in Fall River for [...]

April 25, 2016|News|

Miles for SMILES 8th Annual 5K Road Race and Walk

FALL RIVER, MA - People, Incorporated held its 8th Annual Miles for SMILES 5K Road Race and Walk on March 13th on Ring Road at UMass Dartmouth. This year, the event featured a 1K fun-run for kids and over 125 runners registered for the event! All registered runners and registered walkers were chip-timed and received a long- sleeve t-shirt and gift bag. This family-friendly fundraiser supports the Agency’s school-based mentoring program, SMILES, in the Southcoast. “Our greatest challenge continues to be obtaining sustainable funding necessary to properly support SMILES so that we can continue to provide quality programming throughout schools [...]

April 8, 2016|Past Events|

Women Making History: Angie C. Querim

Name: Angie C. Querim, Ph.D., BCBA-D Position/title: Director of the Behavior Services Division at People, Incorporated Education/background: Bachelor of science, University of Rhode Island; master of science, Northeastern University; Ph.D., The University of Florida; board certified behavior analyst; licensed behavior analyst in Massachusetts. 1. What woman inspires you and why? I can’t say that one particular woman inspires me. All strong women inspire me. Strong women who embrace other women and support them are the type of women who inspire me. 2. What advice do you wish you could have given your younger self? Society, including your own family and [...]

March 23, 2016|News|

Acquired brain injury victims find home.

SWANSEA - People Incorporated, an organization assisting those with disabilities, has opened a home in Swansea for those with acquired brain injuries and neurological disease. It is the second home dedicated to those who fall in the category of having an acquired brain injury. The first was built in Somerset in 2014. Pamela O'Neill, Vice President of Administration for People, Inc., noted that the homes were built to serve up to four residents who have care 24/7. People Inc. has been noted for the care of those who were born with a disability. The new program came about following a [...]

February 26, 2016|News|

Be an Important Piece in a Child’s Life by Mentoring!

January was National Mentoring Month and as our agency celebrates all the successes that mentoring brings, I take particular satisfaction knowing that because of our SMILES (Southcoast Mentoring Initiative for Learning, Education and Service) program, we’ve provided a demonstrated vehicle within our community for at-risk youth to realize their personal and educational potential through mentoring. SMILES, a school-based mentoring program, has a volunteer base almost 200 strong providing positive role models to youth in the Fall River, New Bedford and Westport communities. Our volunteer mentors take only one hour a week from their schedules to sit with a child to [...]

February 18, 2016|News|