Road Trip to New York
Road Trip to New York
Posted 2 weeks ago

Summer time is great time for a good old-fashioned road trip and that’s just what Diane had the opportunity to do this summer. Her cousin, Scotty, was getting married, so Diane and her younger sister, Allison, and younger brother, Tony,…

Road Trip to New York
Michelle Presents for 1 Million Cups
Michelle Presents for 1 Million Cups
Posted 2 weeks ago

After high school graduation and working several different jobs in the community, Michelle, 32, started dreaming of having her own business. She wanted to do something creative and useful that would make people happy. Thanks to funding from Vocational Rehabilitation…

Michelle Presents for 1 Million Cups
Super Summer for Ian
Super Summer for Ian
Posted 2 weeks ago

Ian is an affectionate, fun-loving 11-year-old who began receiving services through Boone County Family Resources when he and his family relocated to Columbia in 2012. Ian’s mom Mary says this community has much to offer for her son who has…

Super Summer for Ian
Save the Date for the Agency Picnic
Save the Date for the Agency Picnic
Posted 2 months 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
Opus Foundation Enhances Work Training
Opus Foundation Enhances Work Training
Posted 3 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 3 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 3 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 4 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 …
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