Family & Community Living Support

Smilling young man standing outdoors.

Path to Leadership

On first meeting Nik you quickly notice his infectious laughter and friendly smile. Nik has come a long way over the years – he has grown into an independent young man that is excelling in accelerated high school courses. In 2018, Nik’s Support Coordinator at Boone County Family Resources, Sherry Nemeth, informed Nik and his […]

A young boy sits next to his grandma eating a popsicle.

Raising a Grandchild with Autism

Cornelia Hayes raised four boys into adulthood while working full time for 43 years – some stellar accomplishments and ones deserving of retiring to a life of relaxation and leisure. When you ask Cornelia if she has time to enjoy what retirement offers, she responds, “Very little! We don’t have many of those days.” After […]

Nick sitting with his family outdoors.

Every STEP of the Way

When you ask Nick Perso about his job, he immediately starts to grin and gush with pride. Nick is part of the Boone Hospital Center (BHC) family and works twenty hours per week in the hospital cafeteria. Besides restocking silverware, cleaning tables and sweeping floors, Nick is the warm smile that greets BHC staff and […]

An Inspiration to Others

With a hitch in his step and smile that breaks hearts, William Gerstacker Jr. is succeeding at getting ahead in life. The cards weren’t always stacked in his favor. At seven years old, his love of superman led him to jump from a moving truck to fly just like his hero. William hit his head […]