And the Winner Is…
And the Winner Is…
Posted 9 days ago

Earlier this year, BCFR announced a state-wide video contest in honor of developmental disabilities awareness. People were encouraged to submit videos that include positive images that put a fresh spin on the public's view of people with developmental disabilities and…

And the Winner Is…
BCFR Helps Clean Up Columbia
BCFR Helps Clean Up Columbia
Posted 13 days ago

Meet us on Saturday, April 12 at Boone County Family Resources as staff, clients, and community members will join together to help clean up Columbia and specifically the BCFR properties.

We will also be working with MU students as part of…

BCFR Helps Clean Up Columbia
Happiness is a Healthy Body
Happiness is a Healthy Body
Posted 16 days ago

What does losing 86 pounds feel like? To Jane it feels like “happiness.” When she moved into Supported Living in the summer of 2010, she was overweight and considered obese. Jane’s support team worked on a health and fitness plan…

Happiness is a Healthy Body
Brandy’s Positive Attitude Pays Off
Brandy’s Positive Attitude Pays Off
Posted 16 days ago

For at least the last two years, Brandy’s long-term goal was to find full-time community employment with benefits. Last month, she was offered a job at the Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital and she couldn’t be more pleased. “I’m…

Brandy’s Positive Attitude Pays Off
Transition to a Bright Future
Transition to a Bright Future
Posted 16 days ago

Many typical college freshmen find it challenging to balance the transition of living on their own, taking classes and possibly holding down a job – but not Nathan. This bright, talkative 19-year-old is doing all this and more. “I just…

Cindy’s Adventures in FaceTime
Cindy’s Adventures in FaceTime
Posted 39 days ago

"You know full well as I do the value of sisters' affections: There is nothing like it in this world." - Charlotte Bronte

Cindy shares a very special bond with her older sister, Marci, one that grows stronger each day now…

Cindy’s Adventures in FaceTime
Estan: Ready for Employment
Estan: Ready for Employment
Posted 39 days ago

When you first meet Estan, it is hard to believe that he used to be a quiet, shy guy. With a smile and some polite conversation, he works quickly to move from office to office in the main Boone County…

Estan: Ready for Employment
Reid Rocks the Rink
Reid Rocks the Rink
Posted 39 days ago

Reid is a giggly Kindergartner who likes seeing how things move and loves to help out around the house. He loads the dishwasher and enjoys making his own popcorn. Reid’s two favorite activities are playing with older sister, Jennie, and…

Reid Rocks the Rink
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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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