Carol and Judye – Lifelong Friends
Carol and Judye – Lifelong Friends
Posted 46 days 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
Navigators Club Takes on Columbia
Navigators Club Takes on Columbia
Posted 46 days ago

A fulfilling life involves growth and the realization of goals despite or because of challenges. The Navigators Club is a Life & Work Connections class that aims to give participants opportunities to thrive by growing, exploring and realizing goals.

Five participants…

Navigators Club Takes on Columbia
Meet Miss Addie
Meet Miss Addie
Posted 46 days ago

Adeline, or “Addie” as her friends and family call her, is a cute seven-year-old first grader at New Haven Elementary school in Columbia. Like many girls her age, she is social and enjoys school. This past year was her first…

Meet Miss Addie
The Future’s So Bright
The Future’s So Bright
Posted 77 days ago

Isaac is a charming, polite, talkative senior in high school who is excited about his future. He is looking forward with much anticipation to his upcoming 18th birthday and to finding a job in the community. After a rocky adjustment…

The Future’s So Bright
Howard Helps Build a Future for Others
Howard Helps Build a Future for Others
Posted 77 days ago

Howard is man of few words, but when he and his support team were reviewing his individual plan and goals, Howard said he wanted to “work with wood.” Christi Brown, a Community Skills Specialist with Boone County Family Resources, during…

Howard Helps Build a Future for Others
Dale – Wonderland Camper for Life
Dale – Wonderland Camper for Life
Posted 77 days ago

Even though autumn has officially arrived and the dreams of summer are fading, Dale from Team 16 was eager to share his experiences at Wonderland Camp from this year. “I’ve been going to camp ever since I was a kid,”…

Dale – Wonderland Camper for Life
Meet William, Future Computer Wiz
Meet William, Future Computer Wiz
Posted 107 days ago

When William grows up, he says he wants to work on computers, maybe even be a programmer for video games. This spunky 10-year-old’s favorite thing in school is working in the computer lab, but he said he’s going to work…

Meet William, Future Computer Wiz
The Landscape Crew Celebrates 5 Years of Operation
The Landscape Crew Celebrates 5 Years of Oper…
Posted 107 days ago

The Landscape Crew, a program of Life & Work Connections, is a vocational training program for people with developmental disabilities. It is designed to teach participants the skills they will need to find and retain jobs in the community.

The crew…

The Landscape Crew Celebrates 5 Years of Oper…
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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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