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People Incorporated helped me to process my depression – to get out of my head and talk about it. That was so empowering.

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People Incorporated News

NonProfit Pro Names Ken Duncan Board Member of the Year

July 9th, 2019

Ken Duncan, our board chair, is NonProfit Pro’s 2019 board member of the year. This annual award recognizes nonprofit innovators and changemakers for their commitment and passion. Ken’s instrumental leadership has fueled our organization’s growth, giving us the opportunity to […]

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People Incorporated Aims to Serve Critical Needs of Twin Cities Area Homeless

June 3rd, 2019

The Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration (FSPA) tell the story of how our homeless outreach efforts provide life-saving assistance in their Spring 2019 FSPA Perspectives Magazine. This organization’s generous donations to this program, through a grant sponsored by our board […]

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Minnesota Pioneers New Mental Health Treatment Model

April 30th, 2019

Our CEO, Jill Wiedemann-West, discusses the successes of our Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) care model with the Star Tribune, relaying how it has increased access to care for people that otherwise would not receive treatment, reduced wait times, […]

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Differences in Communication: Start By Avoiding Assumptions

April 25th, 2019

Our Training Institute Director, Russ Turner, speaks with Minnesota Medicine Magazine about strategies for effective patient communication. He emphasizes the importance of cross-cultural communication skills, being conversational, versus transactional, and avoiding generalizations. Read the full article.

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Minnesota Hopes to Continue Pilot Program to Treat Mental Illness and Addiction

April 23rd, 2019

“It gives us more information about a better model of care for the most vulnerable individuals of our community.” Our, CEO, Jill Wiedemann-West, discusses with the St. Paul Pioneer Press how our Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) initiative has […]

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Training Institute Offers De-escalation Classes to Minnesota Landlords

March 13th, 2019

Training Institute Director, Russ Turner, speaks with the Star Tribune about our Training Institute’s new contract with Minnesota Housing. The institute will provide four free courses on de-escalation to Minnesota landlords and property managers, helping attendees understand the nature of […]

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The Ability to Identify as an Artist First

March 5th, 2019

Our Artability program is featured in The Phoenix Spirit’s March/April 2019 issue. The article discusses the history of the Artability program, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2019, describing how it has become an integral part of our organization. […]

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Movers & Shakers: Jill Wiedemann-West, CEO, People Incorporated

January 14th, 2019

The  Star Tribune profiles our CEO, Jill Wiedemann-West, as a “Mover & Shaker” in Twin Cities healthcare. Wiedemann-West outlines our evolving role as a community-based, mental health services provider, discussing how our integrated-care model creates a “one-stop shop” of programs, […]

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St. Paul Police Expand New Mental Health Unit

December 24th, 2018

The St. Paul City Council approved funds to expand the St. Paul Police Department’s mental health from four to seven employees in 2019, increasing its ability to respond to cases. The unit responded to more than 1,500 calls in 2018. […]

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People Incorporated Honored for Going Tobacco-Free

November 1st, 2018

The Minnesota Association of Community Mental Health Programs presented us with a Program Innovation and Community Collaboration award on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 for our work to implement tobacco-free environments across all of our locations on November 1, 2018. The American Lung Association […]

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