Save the Date for the Agency Picnic
Save the Date for the Agency Picnic
Posted 3 weeks ago

Mark your calendars for the Boone County Family Resources annual picnic and Fun Run on Thursday, September 17 from 5-7 p.m. at the Leech Pavillion at Bethel Park.

Sponsored by the Elks Lodge #594, this event features live music, good food…

Save the Date for the Agency Picnic
Understanding the Missouri ABLE Program
Understanding the Missouri ABLE Program
Posted 4 weeks ago

The Friends of Boone County Family Resources presents another Speaker Series presentation on Tuesday, August 11 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Boone County Family Resources main office, 1209 East Walnut Street.

Gov. Jay Nixon signed the Missouri Achieving a Better Life Experience…

Understanding the Missouri ABLE Program
Opus Foundation Enhances Work Training
Opus Foundation Enhances Work Training
Posted 2 months ago

In December 2014, The Opus Foundation granted $5,000 to Life and Work Connections, Inc. as part of its Opportunity and Impact grant program. The Foundation awards about $3 million annually to programs and projects across the country to make communities…

Opus Foundation Enhances Work Training
Swimming Star Shines at State Games
Swimming Star Shines at State Games
Posted 2 months ago

For someone like Robert, whose favorite activity is swimming, summer could not get here fast enough. Robert is a multi-medal winner in swimming through Special Olympics and recently competed in the state-wide Special Olympics Summer Games in Springfield, Missouri. He…

Swimming Star Shines at State Games
Nathan Learns to Ride
Nathan Learns to Ride
Posted 2 months ago

“Hi, I’m Nathan,” says a smiling seven-year-old from around the corner of the entryway. “What’s your name?” Nathan is a sweet, friendly first-grader who was referred to Boone County Family Resources three years ago through the First Steps Program when…

Nathan Learns to Ride
Six Seniors Graduate from STEP Program Ready to Work
Six Seniors Graduate from STEP Program Ready …
Posted 3 months ago

Written by Mark Satterwhite, Director of Life & Work Connections

On May 12, six graduating high school seniors celebrated completion of the Seamless Transition through Enhanced Partnership (STEP) program at Boone Hospital Center (BHC) during which students complete their senior year of high…

Six Seniors Graduate from STEP Program Ready …
Boone County Family Resources Awarded Three Year CARF Accreditation
Boone County Family Resources Awarded Three Year CARF Accred…
Posted 3 months ago

For Immediate Release - May 18, 2015

For More Information Contact – Robyn Kaufman, Executive Director at (573) 874-1995
Boone County Family Resources Awarded Three Year CARF Accreditation
CARF International announced that Boone County Family Resources (BCFR) has been accredited for a period of three…

Matt is Mastering Independence
Matt is Mastering Independence
Posted 3 months ago

Matt is a Student Service Coordinator II at the MU Disability Center where he’s worked for a little more than 10 years. Through his role, he assists with connecting students with disabilities to services and resources. He says he always…

Matt is Mastering Independence
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