Transition Matters – Equipping Students with Disabilities for Life After High School
Transition Matters – Equipping Students with …
Posted 3 weeks ago

The Friends of Boone County Family Resources Speaker Series presents "Transition Matters - Equipping Students with Disabilities for Life After High School" - an informative workshop about preparing your student with disabilities for what life looks like after graduation on…

Transition Matters – Equipping Students with …
A Place to Call Home
A Place to Call Home
Posted 3 weeks ago

Barbi, who will be 60 years old next month, has been in and out of placement since she was 15. She’s moved many times and lived in several different communities. But it wasn’t until she moved to Columbia that she…

A Place to Call Home
Fonteize is Focused on the Job
Fonteize is Focused on the Job
Posted 3 weeks ago

When asked what Fonteize does on the janitorial crew at Boone Country Family Resources, he gives a very detailed response. It starts with cleaning the mirror and ends with mopping the floor and wiping down handles to ensure the office…

Fonteize is Focused on the Job
Diane Lands a New Job
Diane Lands a New Job
Posted 3 weeks ago

Diane has lived in her own apartment at Team 12 for more than six years. During most of that time, she participated in the ACT Works program earning a paycheck by recycling VHS tapes and CDs. Changes in funding for…

Diane Lands a New Job
Robin’s Ready to Work
Robin’s Ready to Work
Posted 2 months ago

As the new year kicks off, Robin is ready to begin working on a long-time goal of joining the workforce here in Columbia. And with the combination of a loving, supportive family environment and services and supports coordinated through Boone…

Robin’s Ready to Work
Norma Celebrates Her New Job
Norma Celebrates Her New Job
Posted 2 months ago

For many the new calendar year brings thoughts of setting personal goals and resolutions. For Norma, this new year is about celebrating a personal goal she has already achieved – finding a job in the community. Since October, she’s been…

Norma Celebrates Her New Job
Alex Joins the Team
Alex Joins the Team
Posted 2 months ago

An unseasonably warm December afternoon found Alex outside his apartment building with his football and tee, practicing his kicking technique. “I’m always working on my game,” he says. At 19 years old, Alex is the youngest person living at Team…

Alex Joins the Team
Carol and Judye – Lifelong Friends
Carol and Judye – Lifelong Friends
Posted 4 months ago

Carol and her friend Judye Wright share a special bond. They’ve known each other since Carol’s family moved to Columbia. They spend just about every Sunday together at First Assembly of God church. “Carol is very well-known around the church,”…

Carol and Judye – Lifelong Friends
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Family & Community Living Support

Family is the first and most important source of support and encouragement for persons with developmental disabilities. No matter what a person’s disability, they are most likely to thrive at home.

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Life & Work Connections

Living, working, and playing among family, friends and neighbors in the community – it’s what we expect from adulthood. Like everyone else, people with developmental disabilities need some level of support to reach their potential and participate fully in the community.

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Our Stories

Read more about the people who make BCFR special.

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Supported Living

Supported Living allows adults with developmental disabilities to live independently in apartments while still receiving guidance and assistance with everyday tasks. The arrangement encourages individuals to grow toward self-sufficiency and community involvement in a safe environment.

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