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The health and safety of our supported individuals, staff, and the community is our top priority.  We are carefully following the safety protocols and updated guidelines regarding COVID-19, as directed by the CDC, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and the many state agencies with which we work. Here are just a few Agency responses…

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Helpful Resources & Links

Community Services and Resources during COVID-19 Helpful Resources and Links The link above leads to a PDF with numerous resources including food, shelter, health, education, and more.  These links are provided as a community service and are not hosted with People Incorporated.  Last updated 4/9/2020 State information during COVID-19: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-guidance-and-directives

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Children's Services

Children’s Services Playlist Click to view now! If you are interested in activities for children and families, we have created a playlist of videos and virtual field trips. Subscribe to the playlist to see new content as added. If link above does not work, copy this one: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLDiTgVJqjujLG1iKEnVFdKdNkia4qq9tx Additional content can be found on the…

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Absolutely Incredible KID DAY

The SMILES Mentoring Program is celebrating Absolutely Incredible Kid Day! SMILES serves incredible kids in Fall River and New Bedford schools. Our dedicated mentors took the time to write students letters to let them know just how awesome they truly are and to share some words of encouragement. Check out the letters below to see…

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March 2 was an exciting day at the People Incorporated Preschool! Students and teachers celebrated Dr. Suess’s birthday and Read Across America Day by dressing up as their favorite Dr. Suess characters. The Cat in the Hat even joined in on the fun by making a special appearance to read some of Dr.Suess’s beloved children’s…

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David Bouchard, a local artist, hosted an art show on February 12 at our Family Support Center in Fall River. At the event, David displayed his photography and Nicole Pereira provided some delicious refreshments that she baked for the occassion. David and Nicole are both participants in the Agency with Choice program and were supported…

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On January 29, the SMILES Mentoring Program hosted a “Mentor Mingle” at Scottie’s Pub to celebrate National Mentoring Month. Mentors who volunteer with students in schools in Fall River and New Bedford gathered to discuss their shared experiences working with their mentees. Each mentor received a certificate of participation – including some mentors who have…

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Individuals in some of our day programs have been participating in a weekly STEM class. The class is led by Justin Scheffer from our Agency’s IT department and gives students the chance to work at their own pace – sometimes on three different projects at once. The participants have enjoyed the class and have already…

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SouthCoast Human Service Advocacy The SouthCoast Human Service Advocacy Legislative Breakfast was held on Friday, January 24 at White’s of Westport. The agencies in the room represent more than 3,000 constituents who work and live in communities throughout Southeastern Massachusetts. This event brought together legislators, direct care staff, individuals and families, and the leadership of…

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On December 13, 2019 we celebrated our employees at our Agency’s annual Employee Recognition Dinner. Held at White’s of Westport, the evening began with a welcome from President & CEO Megan Scheffer, who thanked employees for their hard work and dedication throughout the year. Following the welcome, Chief Operating Officer Bill Perkins named the recipients…

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