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I had been homeless for two years when I got involved with People Incorporated. Now I have my own apartment, I’m working on my GED, and I’m planning to go to college and then find work. I’m just so grateful.

— Jennifer

People Incorporated News

One-Stop Shopping for Mental Health

January 2nd, 2018

If current trends continue, officials estimate more than 15,000 people will be served by July 2018, for one of the broadest expansions of the state’s community mental health system in years. Read the full Star Tribune article here.

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Three MN agencies go tobacco-free

December 19th, 2017

Three Minnesota mental health organizations aim to implement a tobacco-free policy on their respective campuses via a partnership with the American Lung Association in Minnesota. The commercial tobacco-free grounds policy is slated to be in all of their programs and […]

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MinnPost Discusses Tobacco Free Environments

November 21st, 2017

Smoking is a serious habit for many Minnesotans struggling with addiction and mental illness. In an attempt to change that reality, three of the state’s largest behavioral health organizations — Avivo (formerly RESOURCE), Mental Health Resources and

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WCCO-TV Talks How Artability Helps with Mental Illness

November 6th, 2017

“For a moment they are only artists, creating something beautiful. They are not thinking about the struggles they experience every day.” Artist Susan Galvin and our CEO Jill Wiedemann-West shared these great insights about our 2017 Artability Art Show and […]

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The Pioneer Press examines how Artability artists’ struggles are second to the art itself

November 6th, 2017

The Pioneer Press featured our 2017 Artability Art Show and Sale, telling the story of the heartfelt emotion displayed in our artists’ work. The article also discussed the importance of educating the public on mental illness. Artists want to be recognized […]

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Artability Art Show Featured on KARE 11

October 23rd, 2017

KARE 11’s Breaking the News (BTN) featured a segment on our Artability Art Show and Sale on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. Artist Jill Ness and Artability instructor Corilyn Wagner discussed how the show is a story about art, not […]

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CEO Jill Wiedemann-West Discusses Trauma-Informed Care to ICPH

October 6th, 2017

The Institute for Children, Poverty and Homelessness (ICPH) interviewed our CEO Jill Wiedemann-West for its Play, Art, Caring: Creating Emotionally Healthy Homeless Families article. The article was featured in ICPH’s Summer 2017, Vol. 8.1 publication. Wiedemann-West discussed the importance of […]

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People Incorporated Receives Program Innovation Award

September 29th, 2017

In Sept. 2017, The Minnesota Association of Community Mental Health Programs, Inc. (MACMHP), recognized People Incorporated as a 2017 Award for Program Innovation and Community Collaboration recipient for its role in implementing one of the first Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic […]

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Jim Olson Receives CFO of the Year Award

September 29th, 2017

On Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, the Minneapolis-St Paul Business Journal named our very own Jim Olson as a 2017 CFO of the Year recipient in the healthcare nonprofits category. In its 11th year, the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal’s […]

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Come inside: Homeless outreach workers gently encourage mentally ill clients to get help

July 8th, 2017

(July 5, 2017) Dave Katzenmeyer, People Incorporated‘s homeless outreach program supervisor, wanted to talk to Nick, one of his clients. So he parked his car on Phalen Boulevard, walked a couple of blocks and then followed a worn path […]

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