Monica Kucan was passionate about her career as a Mental Health professional at the Adult & Child Mental Health Center in Indianapolis. She was devoted to helping others who struggled with disabilities or mental health problems.
Monica and her family have lived in Hancock County since 2007. Monica served as secretary on the board of directors for Families United for Support and Encouragement (FUSE). Monica and her family became familiar with the Hancock County Community Foundation (HCCF) through their involvement with FUSE.
Monica envisioned a program in Hancock County schools that would allow children with disabilities an opportunity to learn social skills at the elementary/middle school age. With the support of a $25,000 Big Impact Grant from HCCF, the Building our Social Skills (BOSS) program was launched in Hancock County. The program is offered in nine schools with more than 40 students served.
Monica Kucan passed away on April 20, 2018, at 34 years old. To continue her vision, Monica’s family created the Monica A. Kucan Memorial Endowment Fund. It will provide financial scholarships to children that need assistance to attend the BOSS program in Hancock County schools.