Six Seniors Graduate from STEP Program Ready to Work
Six Seniors Graduate from STEP Program Ready …
Posted 2 days 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 6 days 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 2 weeks 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
Team 108 Helps Clean Up Columbia
Team 108 Helps Clean Up Columbia
Posted 2 weeks ago

In early April, four individuals from Supported Living Team 108 decided to participate in the 19th annual Clean Up Columbia city-wide event. They were among 1,324 individuals in Columbia who volunteered their time and energy to help clean up—logging more…

Team 108 Helps Clean Up Columbia
Javion Works Toward a Bright Future
Javion Works Toward a Bright Future
Posted 2 weeks ago

Javion is a confident, friendly young man. Currently a junior at Battle High School, Javion is focused on building vocational skills for productive life as an adult. After school a few nights per week, Javion is a customer courtesy representative…

Javion Works Toward a Bright Future
Jason Recognized as Self-advocate of the Year
Jason Recognized as Self-advocate of the Year
Posted 2 weeks ago

At the late April 2015 People First of Missouri Conference “A Season for Change,” Jason Mize – Vice-president, People First of Boone County – was honored as the Self-advocate of the Year.

"It was exciting to be recognized," said Jason. "I…

Jason Recognized as Self-advocate of the Year
One Lucky Dog
One Lucky Dog
Posted 2 months ago

Princess truly embodies her name. She is treated like royalty and enjoys being spoiled daily by her owner and the staff members at Team 16. She loves walks and playing in the park and, of course, treats. A corgi, golden…

One Lucky Dog
Plain Talk About Sex
Plain Talk About Sex
Posted 2 months ago

People with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) face high risks for victimization and sexual assault.  Some studies indicate that within their lifetimes, over 80% of women and over 30% of men with I/DD will be sexually assaulted.

A course offered this…

Plain Talk About Sex
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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

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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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