Providing Community Based Services for persons with an acquired brain injury, traumatic brain injury, neurologic impairment, or related disability.

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Meet the Sherrys, Owners of NCIL

As told by Patsy Sherry…

In the early 1980s my husband Garry was working at a large facility for the treatment of adults with traumatic brain injury. He became frustrated at the difficulties inherent in large programs with their inability to truly integrate individuals into the community.

At the same time my family was becoming increasingly frustrated trying to find a place for my brother who had sustained a serious brain injury in 1983. We had many conversations about what we thought a program should be comprised of…home-like living, caring staff who treat people as individuals, and plenty of involvement in a small and accepting community where an individual can develop authentic rehabilitative experiences. And there were things we didn’t want…over-sized administrative staff, outdated behavioral programs, heavy-duty institutional furniture, and large campus settings isolated from the community.

After much soul searching, we decided to develop our own program and run it the way we knew it should be run, the way we wanted our own loved one to live. In 1994 we opened our first program. The homes are in our neighborhood. We focused on small, individualized programs with plenty of individual choices and a variety of community activities. We hired the quality of staff that we would want to work with our family: caring, bright, easy to get along with, who were looking for a place to build a career.

That was almost 25 years ago. Since that time, we have worked hard to establish a reputation we are very proud of. We now have several homes and wonderful people for whom we are privileged to provide services.

Garry and I hope you get a feel of our programs from this website. Please do not hesitate to call us or come visit us to discuss how we can help you to make a tough decision a little easier.

—Patsy & Garry Sherry
 

Meet the Sherry family, owners of North Country Independent Living

The Sherry Family