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People First Northumberland

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People First Northumberland (PFN) is a self-advocate group that promotes the Rights, Abilities, and Strengths of people who have a developmental disability throughout the community by:

  • Accepting speaking engagements, hosting fun social events, organizing annual conferences, and coaching community members about inclusivity.
  • Serving as an advisory committee to the Inclusion Northumberland Board of Directors.
  • Acting as a resource for people who are receiving developmental services.
  • Fundraising to increase membership and support the committee’s ongoing advocacy efforts.

People First Northumberland aims to see all citizens as respected, valued and participating members of their community. We are invited by schools, parent clubs, churches, community clubs, and more, to present and discuss self-advocacy, equality, teamwork, and inclusion.

Join People First Northumberland

Even if you are not receiving services from Inclusion Northumberland, you can join the People First Northumberland committee. New members are important to ensuring that PFN grows and remains focused on the issues that are important to people with developmental disabilities.

Speaking Engagements

If you are interested in inviting People First Northumberland to a community speaking engagement, getting involved in upcoming social events, or are interested in learning more about our annual conferences, please contact: Melissa Cowey.

PFN Board Members:

  • President: Jen G
  • Vice President: Dave M
  • Treasurer: Michelle Br
  • Secretary: Jane W
  • Member: Michelle Bu
  • Member: Dan J
  • Member: Domenique A
  • Member: Lori T
  • Member: Muriel Y
  • Support Member: Leslie R
  • Support Member: Melissa C

Have Questions or Want to Get Involved?

We would love to hear from you! Whether you have inquiries about our programs, wish to learn more about volunteer opportunities, or are interested in supporting our cause, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Our friendly team is here to provide you with the information and guidance you need to make a positive impact in our community. Contact us today to join us in our journey towards a more inclusive tomorrow.

Interested in being part of PFN, or having PFN present for their classroom or organization, contact Melissa Cowey at

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Support Our Cause

Your generosity can make a significant difference in the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities. By donating to Inclusion Northumberland, you directly contribute to our efforts in providing essential programs and services that empower our community members to thrive and actively participate. Every contribution, no matter the size, has a tangible impact on our ability to foster a more inclusive society. Join us in our mission to build a community where everyone has the opportunity to flourish and make a donation today.

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