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People Inc.’s Expansion Into Rochester Disability Services

Continued growth creates new opportunities for expanded services in Rochester

People Inc., WNY’s leading non-profit human service agency, is announcing an expansion of services into the Rochester area. The OPWDD COMPASS agency currently offers a variety of services including residential, employment, community outreach, health care and recreation programs for people with disabilities and seniors in the Western New York region. People Inc. services and initiatives strive to help individuals live a more healthy, independent and productive life.

People Inc. will be taking over the developmental disabilities unit of DePaul Community Service Inc, a Rochester non-profit that will continue to provide services outside of those for the developmentally disabled. The transfer of services between DePaul Community Service Inc and People Inc. comes after significant changes to New York State and Federal Regulations. “A lot of times, other agencies give something up because they’re basically forced to because of quality issues; this was not the case here,” said James Boles, CEO of People Inc. “(Depaul) felt it was getting more complex and they really needed a bigger base to operate from. They just felt it wasn’t their primary mission.”

It is anticipated that the Rochester services, including three group homes, a day habilitation program, a respite program and several community-based, individual support programs will be orchestrated through the new People Inc. Finger Lakes division and employee training will be provided by Life Time Association Center, another Rochester non-profit organization. People Inc. stands to grow by more than 300 employees and $5 million in revenue from the new Rochester locations.

“Entering into our 41st year of person centered services; the growth of the agency into the Rochester area reaffirms our commitment to working towards a future where all persons with disabling conditions can reach the highest level of human potential as members of society,” said Anna Korus, Vice President of People Inc. and point person in the development of People Inc. services in Rochester. “Were excited to welcome the new staff and individuals we serve into the People Inc. family.” 

For more information, contact Kevin Horrigan, Public Affairs Director at 716.817.7475 or 716.866.5893 (cell).

Western New York 1219 North Forest Road | P.O. Box 9033 | Williamsville, New York 14231 | Phone: 716.817.7400 | Toll Free NY 1.888.7PEOPLE | Fax: 716.634.3889

Rochester 1860 Buffalo Road | Rochester, NY 14624 | Phone 585.441.9300 | Fax 585.441.9398

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