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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|

Question #6 FY2016 – Solar Powered Energy

Many of you have asked about our thoughts regarding solar powered energy alternatives being installed in our residences and also other properties we own. We are currently researching the potential of the installation of solar energy at our Riggenbach Road location. We know that there are many pros to solar energy. This environmentally clean energy is a resource that is not only sustainable for energy consumption, it's also renewable. Solar power can be used to generate electricity, and with relative ease, can also be used to heat water (solar water heaters). We've learned, too, solar panels require little maintenance and [...]

February 29, 2016|Employee Forums|

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|

Question #5 FY2016 —Better Communication Between Day & Residential

Thank you for your thoughtful comments at our Fall Forums on how we might more effectively communicate information between the Day and Residential divisions. People Incorporated is committed to making sure that we develop and implement systems that empower on-going communication between the Day & Residential divisions to ensure quality services that also enable and encourage innovation. To accomplish this the following initiatives are either underway or about to launch: 1) host Quarterly Group Meetings with the leadership teams from Day & Residential; 2) offer Collaborative Events that complement both services; and 3) initiate ‘Social Activities’ that build upon personal [...]

February 23, 2016|Employee Forums|

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|

Question #4 FY2016 —Better Nutrition in Residential Homes

It was brought up several times during our recent forums, that training be made available at each homes so that staff and residents could provide nutritional meals. People Incorporated is implementing a three-prong approach to address this issue— 1) offer Healthy Cooking Classes at each of the residential homes; 2) present Diabetes Prevention Workshops either at the home or as part of an evening option; and 3) include a ‘Healthy Living’ component into future grants. Current status below: 1. Healthy Cooking Classes and Grocery Store Tours: The Diabetes Association Inc. (DAI) an affiliate of People, Incorporated has initiated interactive training [...]

February 17, 2016|Employee Forums|

Question #3 FY2016 – Will Managers Receive Training?

As many of you are aware, this past year we engaged in a major restructuring of the Residential Services Division based on observations and feedback received from staff at all levels. We had four phases of implementation. Phase I- Reorganize Administration- we established clusters of responsibility making the oversight of the expanding program manageable. Phase II included creating new job descriptions and responsibilities for Program Operations Managers (POM) and Assistant Program Operations Managers (APOM) allowing for a clear leader to be assigned to each home. Phase III included consistent schedules and an emphasis on consistent full time and part-time staff [...]

February 9, 2016|Employee Forums|

Question #2 FY2016 – More opportunities to communicate with the AMT

During our Employee Forums, there were requests to have additional forums throughout the year. Improving communication is the number one reason our Employee Forum format was created. The Administrative Management Team welcomes opportunities to meet more regularly. Based on your feedback, we’d like to pilot a two-tiered system: Mandatory Employee Forums: These forums will be held in the Fall and mandatory for all employees who will be paid for the time they participate. Several forums will be scheduled to insure that all employees have convenient opportunities to participate. Open Meetings with AMT: These additional meetings will be scheduled at various [...]

January 25, 2016|Employee Forums|

Question #1 FY2016 – Technology

During the recent forums, many of you had made comments and suggestions regarding our current technological structure and advancing our Agency’s use of various technological products and services. First, we applaud those of you who understand the need and want to utilize more productive methods in delivering the premier services our stakeholders, community, and those we serve expect from People, Incorporated – thank you! A specific comment did come up during our forums and that was, “why can’t we just log in one time to get to all the applications we are required to check?” In order to eliminate staff [...]

January 11, 2016|Employee Forums|

Kahn, Litwin, Renza & Co., Ltd. Sharing Joy and Generosity at People, Incorporated!

More than a month ago, Renee St. John, Senior Audit Manager from Kahn, Litwin, Renza & Co., Ltd. (KLR), People, Incorporated’s accounting firm, contacted our CFO Megan Scheffer and asked how their agency could help make the holidays a little more special for the individuals we serve at our Agency. KLR is one of New England’s premier accounting and business advisory firms. With 200+ team members and offices in Boston, Newport, Providence, Shanghai and Waltham, KLR provides a wide range of services to both individuals and businesses. Similar to People, Incorporated, KLR encourages and supports their team members to become [...]

December 20, 2015|News|