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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

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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Artability Art Show Highlighted on KARE 11

October 25th, 2018

Art represents a path to health and a better way of life for our 2018 Artability Poster Winner, Faye Buffington-Howell. She and our Communications and Marketing Manager, Kristen Felegy, share with KARE 11 the inspiration and purpose behind our 2018 […]

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Artability Art Show Featured on WCCO-TV

October 25th, 2018

“Artability is sort of a ‘basket of opportunities’ that you put everything into and you share it with everybody,” our Artability poster winner, Faye Buffington-Howell tells WCCO-TV about our 2018 Artability Art Show and Sale which featured work from 160 artists […]

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St. Paul police crisis responses improve with social workers’ help

October 2nd, 2018

Amber Ruth, our licensed social worker within the St. Paul Police Department’s Mental Health Unit and Sergeant Jamie Sipes, explain to the Star Tribune how officers are better equipped to respond to crisis situations through this collaboration. Mental health-related calls […]

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Training Institute’s Russ Turner discusses mental health curriculum

October 2nd, 2018

Our Senior Training Manager, Russ Turner, speaks with KSTP-TV’s Brandi Powell about our Training Institute’s regular classes that teach social workers, mental health professionals and the broader community about strategies for managing mental illness, crises and suicide risk. Watch the […]

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