Rupert's mother, Georgette Boneham, was born and raised in Detroit. She has two sons and five grandchildren. She is a licensed social worker and has been working with her son at Rupert's Kids since 2004. She is proud to say Rupert is her son. Before working with Rupert's Kids she was a public school teacher for 16 years. She has been a social worker for over 30 years and plans to continue working. As a social worker, she worked with Midtown Mental Health Center and has had a private practice for many years.