People Inc. Celebrates 50 Years
by Annette Pinder

People Inc. recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. Rhonda Frederick, People Inc.’s CE0, who has been a part of the agency for 40 years, said, “I am so proud of how far we have come! It’s a time to look back on all of our accomplishments. We are also in a middle of a pandemic, a time that I certainly could not have imagined, and we are getting through this together.”

People Inc. began with just a small group of parents and professionals who were focused on the needs of individuals with intellectual disabilities who ultimately succeeded in creating one of the region’s largest organizations of its kind. Today, People Inc. supports 10,000 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, families, and older adults in their quest to achieve the greatest degree of independence possible, obtain health services, support, and affordable safe housing. 

Over the years, various organizations have become affiliates of People Inc. However, each affiliate has maintained its services, which has enabled the agency to accommodate even more people. People Inc. now has 4,000 employees, supporters, and community partners located throughout Western New York and the Greater Rochester region. While the pandemic has prevented People Inc. from celebrating this amazing milestone in-person right now, the agency looks forward to doing so in the future during safer times.

To learn about People Inc.’s programs and services visit Also check out the agency’s current career opportunities which include comprehensive paid training and additional pay for overnights and weekends, at, or call 716-322-7050. Immediate openings are now available for direct support professionals and behavior technicians for evenings, overnights, and weekends.