Program Coordinator, Individual and In Home Supports
Let’s get to know Nick. He currently serves as Charles River’s Program Director for Individual and In-Home Supports. This program, which is administered through our Family Support Division, helps support adults with disabilities who are living on their own but may need some extra assistance with personal or medical care and other activities such as housekeeping, grocery shopping, meal preparation, and transportation. Depending upon their personal needs, individuals receive anywhere from 4 hours to 12 hours of support per week. Most rewarding part of his job? Knowing that with his help, many of the individuals Charles River serves can truly live safely and independently. He has many success stories to share. He was able to secure housing for an individual who was living in a tent. He also spent the better part of a year working with doctors to address another individual’s health issues, finally securing an orthotic that allowed him to walk again. “Seeing that turnaround was great.” These are extreme cases, but it is still immensely satisfying for Nick to know that providing as little as a few hours a week of support can go a long way toward maximizing an individual’s independence and his/her ability to participate in the community.
When he isn’t busy helping individuals manage their lives, Nick enjoys watching sports and playing video games. He admits to being a total beer snob and enjoys visiting breweries throughout New England.
Thank you, Nick, for all that you do to improve the lives of the individuals you serve. With your guiding hand, you have helped so many achieve independence and maximum quality of life.