Chris Rego promoted to Vice President of Residential Services

FALL RIVER, MA (December 18, 2017)  –  People Incorporated recently announced the promotion of Chris Rego to Vice President of Residential Services, the agency’s largest division which represents more than 51% of the total budget. He will be responsible for maintaining the division’s internal systems, operations, and policies while promoting the mission and vision of the agency. Rego has provided capable leadership within the Residential division for the past two and a half years.  Before joining People Incorporated, he was the Director of Adult Services at Crystal Springs and held increasingly responsible positions as an administrator with expertise in areas [...]

December 21, 2017|News, Residential|

People Incorporated provides 215 turkey baskets for families

FALL RIVER – Families in need within the Greater Fall River area will have much less to worry about at the Thanksgiving dinner table this year. On Nov. 16, People Incorporated distributed over 200 turkeys and all of the fixings to help families round out a full Thanksgiving meal this holiday season. In preparation for the distribution, participants of People Incorporated’s Day Services program carefully sorted and organized all 215 Thanksgiving baskets, each of which included items such as fresh carrots, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, stuffing, and dessert. Participants, along with People Incorporated employees, distributed the baskets to families from the Agency’s [...]

November 22, 2017|News|

CARES Award Recipient Jessica Rodrigues

November 2017 Jessica Rodrigues Congratulations to Jessica Rodrigues for receiving the PI CARES award! Many consumers who attend Riggenbach Road day habilitation program for a portion of the day and vocational for a part of the day.  Jessica needs to complete the attendance each day to ensure accuracy, which takes over an hour daily.  She volunteered to adjust her schedule to arrive at 6:30 a.m. to help staff from employment and transportation service before program hours to work on daily attendance. Jessica also takes the lead in working with individuals who are having difficult days, and who might need a bit [...]

November 20, 2017|C.A.R.E.S. Award Recipients, News|

People Incorporated begins 50th Anniversary planning at the State House

FALL RIVER, MA   –  In advance of its 50th anniversary next year, People Incorporated is planning a number of special events and creative activities over the coming months for its employees and the public, which will culminate in a celebration dinner to be held on the exact date of the agency’s 50th anniversary of its incorporation on October 2, 2018. Employees and supporters are already proposing ideas and spreading the word about this celebration, and last week they started at the highest level in the commonwealth – the Governor’s office. Joined by Governor’s Councilor Joe Ferreira, People Incorporated President [...]

October 23, 2017|News|

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 zoo sponsored by Norcom Mortgage, which included a feisty baby goat, two little piglets, multi-colored bunnies, and adorable chickens. Barn Babies oversaw the fun and ensured that each child had an exciting time learning about the tiny animals. FALL RIVER — On Sunday, September 24, the 5th Annual Kids-A-Palooza brought record numbers of people to downtown Fall River, thanks to People Incorporated, the Narrows Center for the Arts, and a collaborative group of local organizations who provided arts, music, [...]

October 4, 2017|News, Uncategorized|

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 item by $25,000 FALL RIVER, MA (September 15, 2017) – People, Incorporated’s SMILES Mentoring Program was spared a 5% cut from its FY18 Mentoring Matching Grant award last month. Mass Mentoring Partnership (MMP), a statewide organization fueling the movement to expand empowering youth-adult relationships across Massachusetts, used private funds to close a gap of the state’s final FY18 budget, which cut the Mentoring Matching Grants from $500,000 to $475,000. Through the use of private operational funds, MMP was able to [...]

September 19, 2017|News, Uncategorized|
  • Rose Couto receives PI CARES Award

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 position at St. Anne's Hospital, Rose serves as a lifeline for People Incorporated's Diabetes Association, Inc.  She is always there to support staff, regardless of what time of day they reach out to her.  She was originally engaged to cohost Adult Diabetes Education classes with our DAI staff, but her role seamlessly expanded into responding to numerous calls and walk-in requests for assistance from people struggling with a new diagnosis, diabetes management, or needing resources and supplies.  Rose has even quickly [...]

September 13, 2017|C.A.R.E.S. Award Recipients, News|

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 River organizations will be offering a day of FREE FAMILY FUN and educational activities for the whole family to enjoy! The event will showcase the downtown area and the great organizations that help make Fall River a great city.   “People, Incorporated is proud to be headquartered in downtown Fall River and events such as Kids-A-Palooza are intended to showcase the downtown area and also the great organizations that help make Fall River a remarkable city,” stated Robert Canuel, President of [...]

September 11, 2017|News, Upcoming Events|
  • Urban Youth Statehouse

Urban Youth Collaborative Update

During Fiscal Year 2017, People Incorporated's Urban Youth Collaborative worked with high school students throughout Fall River to increase their educational attainment and their job readiness!  Just a few of the successes this year: Implemented a workforce development program with paid internships and job readiness skills, serving ten students at the Resiliency Preparatory Academy (RPA) and eight students at BMC Durfee High School Eighteen students completed fifty hours of Direct Support Professional training, gaining certification in CPR, AED, and First Aid Sixteen students were offered and completed paid internships within People, Incorporated's Day Habilitation, Extended Day, Residential, Preschool, Children's Center, Early [...]

August 23, 2017|News|
  • Award at State House

Paulette Anjorin Community Service Award

Robert Canuel receives the Paulette Anjorin Community Service Award Thursday, August 10, 2017 Our President, Bob Canuel, was honored and recognized by the Department of Developmental Services' Urban Youth Collaborative Program (UYCP) during a celebration and awards ceremony at the Massachusetts State House on August 10, 2017.  He received the Paulette Anjorin Community Service Award for his work with urban youth and his crucial role in developing the Center for Community Engagement at the Resiliency Preparatory School in Fall River, Massachusetts.  Bob has proven himself to be a longtime proponent of creative program development and collaboration. The Paulette Anjorin Community Service [...]

August 10, 2017|News, Past Events|