People, Incorporated works with Diman Regional, CDA, and the City of Fall River to build a home for an income-eligible buyer.

FALL RIVER, MA (March 20, 2017) – People Improving Communities and Neighborhoods (PICAN), an affiliate of People, Incorporated, is working collaboratively with Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School, the Community Development Agency, and the City of Fall River to construct a single family home at 132 Duluth St. in Fall River. This 1,500 sq. ft. ranch-style home with an attached garage, three bedrooms, and two full baths will be available in late spring. Students and staff from Diman are constructing the home. The home will be made available for purchase by an income eligible buyer through a lottery process. On [...]

March 31, 2017|News|

People, Incorporated Recognizes Employees

Nominated for excelling in the core principles of Commitment, Achievement, Respect, Excellence and Service, People, Incorporated Recognizes Employees. At the November Board of Directors meeting, it was Chairman Jeffrey Marques and President and CEO Bill Perkins, on behalf of the entire Board and Administrative Management Team, who congratulated our most recent PI C.A.R.E.S. winners, Cory Silva from our Healthy Families Program, Katherine Sorensen from our Day Services Program, Mary Midura from our Children Services Program, and Sheri Baker from our Residential Services Program. “As Chair of the Employee Recognition and Reward Committee, it was amazing to receive nominations of such [...]

December 7, 2016|C.A.R.E.S. Award Recipients, News|

People, Incorporated‘s Robin Jones Receives the Child Protection Council Award

FALL RIVER, MA - Each year the Child Protection Council awards an individual for their work and commitment to children and families—this year’s recipient is the Director of our People, Incorporated’s Early Intervention and Early Intervention Partnerships Program, Robin Jones. Robin began her career in the Human Services field in the 1990’s and since that time has impacted and supported the lives of hundreds of families and children. She joined the Early Intervention team of People Incorporated as a Service Coordinator in 1998. Robin worked with families and children offering support in the area of child development, social skills, resources, [...]

November 18, 2016|News|

Kids-A-Palooza was an Overwhelming Success!

Following up on the widely successful Block-A-Palooza, People Incorporated and the Narrows Center for the Arts partnered to present Kids-A-Palooza on Sunday, September 25th and the day was an overwhelming success! As part of the day’s festivities, participants were asked to get their map card stamped as they visited with each participating partner along the route on North Main Street. Once completed, these map cards were gathered and all completed cards were entered into a raffle for a Kindle Fire. Winner, Kyden Gray, was presented with his prize yesterday at People, Incorporated’s main offices. “The success of Kids-A-Palooza represents exactly [...]

October 7, 2016|News|

The 2016 Jack Rua Invitational was a Great Success!

The Diabetes Association, Inc., (DAI) a program of People, Incorporated, hosted The Jack Rua Invitational on August 15, 2016 at the Crestwood Country Club in Rehoboth, MA. This annual event is held in honor of Jack Rua, one of the founding partners of the Rua-Dumont-Audet Insurance Agencies. Serving for many years as its President, the DAI held a special place in Jack’s heart and we are honored to host this event each year, the proceeds of which go directly to the programs and services of the DAI including the Jack Rua Camp for Children with Diabetes. Camp Jack is a [...]

September 6, 2016|News, Past Events|

Welcome Liz Machado, our new AMT member!

Liz joined People Incorporated in May 2016 as the Vice President of Finance and Human Resources. In this newly created position, Liz will be responsible for the preparation, monitoring, controlling, and reporting of budget, financial and Human Resources information as it relates to the mission of the Agency while promoting continuous quality improvement. Liz received her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Bryant University in 1999 and began her career in public accounting with Rooney, Plotkin & Willey, LLP in Newport, RI. She remained in public accounting for over 10 years with a focus in not-for-profit accounting. In 2011, [...]

July 27, 2016|News|

Big Wins for People, Incorporated’s Greater Fall River Healthy Families Program!

Since its inception, the Agency’s Healthy Families program has been recognized as one of the premier programs in the state by our funding sources and families. At it’s annual Celebration Day held on June 16, 2016, The Children’s Trust, which in part funds the Healthy Families programs statewide, recognized People, Incorporated’s Healthy Families program and awarded the Healthy Families staff with the “Groups Award”. “This is an accomplishment all of us are very proud of and none of our success could be achieved without the compassion, dedication and mission-driven individuals we employ”, stated Bill Perkins, CEO of People, Incorporated. “We [...]

June 22, 2016|News|

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|